MS 7593-a Chinese miniature clothing for the dead

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7593A
Creators:
ANONYMOUS
Thayer, A.T., Miss
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
7 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7593-a

Local Note
Local Note
Information furnished by Huey-ing Jen, a Museum intern from George Washington University, and Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 7593-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Donated to the USNM by Miss A.T. Tayer, 1925. Transferred to the archives by Chang-su Houchins, May 3, 1994.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Mortuary customs -- China Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinese -- clothing for dead Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinese -- Mortuary customs Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/