National Anthropological Archives

MS 7596 Chinese money for the dead

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7596
Creators:
ANONYMOUS
Graham, David Crockett
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
.
Physical Description:
20 Items
pieces
15.8x9.7 cm
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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.

Administration
Custodial History
Gift of D.C. Graham, received in 1926. Transferred to the archives by Chang-su Houchins, November 3, 1994.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 7596, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7596

Local Note
Local Note
Information from Huey-ing Jeng, museum inter from George Washington University, and Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology.


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
mortuary custom -- Chinese Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jingyi Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinese -- money for dead Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinese -- mortuary custom Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland, Maryland 20746
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