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Paper money for the dead, printed with the words 'Hell bank note'.

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tablets (ritual & belief: cult of the dead); hell money

1 item (description level: whole)
Additional names, titles, or classifications
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  hell money
object name:  funerary money

China, East Asia, Asia; Singapore, Southeast Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  China 
made or collected:  Singapore 
Additional culture information
maker or user:  Chinese 

Materials & techniques
paper; ink
Additional material & technique information
material: paper (overall)
material: ink (decoration)
overall: 117 mm x 69 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 117 mm x 69 mm

to send by burning to the soul of a deceased relative

Related subjects
maker or user: Chinese Peoples
object name (Horniman Ethno.): hell money
material: ink
material: paper

Record created 2005-04-19 by JSTRIBBLEHILL
Record last updated 2013-10-28 by FKERLOGUE

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