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MS 7596 Chinese money for the dead

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Donor:
Graham, David Crockett  Search this
Extent:
20 Items (pieces , 15.8x9.7 cm)
Culture:
Chinese -- money for dead  Search this
Chinese -- mortuary custom  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The Chinese term jingyi (literally, clothing blessed by the Buddhist scripture) refers also to the paper money made for the dead. It is a rectangular piece of paper with the design of incised strings of coins in the center. It is burned so that the dead will receive holdy blessings and have money for use in the netherworld.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7596
Local Note:
Information from Huey-ing Jeng, museum inter from George Washington University, and Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology.
Topic:
mortuary custom -- Chinese  Search this
Jingyi  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7596, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7596
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7596

MS 7597 Chinese money for the dead

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Donor:
Thayer, A.T.  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (pieces , 20x8.2 cm)
Culture:
Chinese -- money for dead  Search this
Chinese -- mortuary custom  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The Chinese term jingyi (literally, clothing blessed by the Buddhist scripture) refers also to the paper money made for the dead. It is a rectangular piece of paper with the design of incised strings of coins in the center. It is burned so that the dead will receive holdy blessings and have money for use in the netherworld.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7597
Local Note:
Information from Huey-ing Jeng, museum inter from George Washington University, and Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology.
Topic:
mortuary custom -- Chinese  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7597, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7597
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7597

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