MS 7598 Chinese paper money for the dead

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7598
Creators:
ANONYMOUS
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
13 Items
pieces
6x6.5 cm
Repository:

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

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 7598, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Receipt not recorded. Transferred to the archives by Chang-su Houchins, November 3, 1994.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
mortuary custom -- Chinese Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yinzhi Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinese -- paper money Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinese -- mortuary custom 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/