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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 7593-a Chinese miniature clothing for the dead

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Donor:
Thayer, A.T., Miss  Search this
Extent:
7 Items
Culture:
Chinese -- clothing for dead  Search this
Chinese -- Mortuary customs  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes both men's and women's clothing, including two paints, one skirt, and four robes. Made of papers in various color. They are burned to make the available for use by the dead in the netherworld. The sizes vary: pants are 13x10 cm and 16x 11 cm; robes are 19x18 cm, 18x21 cm, 18x16.5 cm, and 20.3x17.7 cm; skirts are 10.2x11.3 cm.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7593-a
Local Note:
Information furnished by Huey-ing Jen, a Museum intern from George Washington University, and Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology.
Topic:
Mortuary customs -- China  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7593-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7593A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7593a

MS 7594 Paper printed with assorted pieces of Chinese clothing for the dead

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Donor:
Thayer, A.T.  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (14.5.14cm)
Culture:
Chinese -- mortuary custom  Search this
Chinese -- clothing for dead  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
These are known as jingyi, clothing blessed by the Buddhist scripture and burned in hopes that the dead will receive holy blessings as well as clothing to be worn in the netherworld.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7594
Local Note:
Information furnished by Huey-ing Jen, a museum intern from George Washington University, and Chang-su Houchins of the Department of Anthropology. Transferred to the archives by Chang-su Houchins, 11/3/94.
Topic:
Jingyi  Search this
Mortuary customs -- Chinese  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7594, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7594
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7594

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

MS 7598 Chinese paper money for the dead

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
13 Items (pieces , 6x6.5 cm)
Culture:
Chinese -- paper money  Search this
Chinese -- mortuary custom  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Yinzhi (literally silver money--the paper money with silver stamp) is used for mortuary ritual as well as ancestor worship ceremonies. It is burned to make it available to the deceased in the netherworld.
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
Yinzhi  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7598, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7598
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7598

Tlingit Rock Shelter transparencies

Collector:
Grainger, George  Search this
Extent:
3 slides
Culture:
Tlingit -- cave burials  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Slides (photographs)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Transparencies are of Tlingit rock shelter or cave burials, probably 18th century or earliier, on the shores of an island in South East Alaska near Ketchikan.
Catalog Number 4765: (1)-(3) Tribe: Tlingit Description: Color transparencies of Tlingit cave burials, probably 18th century or earlier, on the shores of an island in South East Alaska near Ketchikan.
From Mr Grainger's letter of transmittal, (January 17, 1966): "...Apparently the central figure is of a Tlingit native. The empty boxes appear to be of Russian or Chinese origin. However there was at least one native steamed board box, sans nails. The matting and rope are apparently of cedar bark weave. The sacrificial skull might possibly date this burial site before the purchase of Alaska in the era of slavery. The area is all above ground overhanging rocks in a sort of cave..."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4765
Topic:
Mortuary customs -- Tlingit  Search this
Alaska -- Ketchikan -- cave burials  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Manuscript 4765, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4765
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4765

Chinese Tomb Murals Paint Colorful Picture of 1000-Year-Old Fashions

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 15 May 2017 16:47:51 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_a6012a21344c09d735f85a99ae5e404c

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