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Donated to the Horniman Museum by the World Church and Mission Department of the United Reformed Church. Items such as these were used by missionaries to illustrate talks given by the missionaries when they were home on leave.

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Wooden model of a palanquin with a seated male figure inside, and three bearers. All four figures wear conical hats. The palanquin is open at the front and has windows to either side. It is decorated on the outside with floral and geometric carvings.


component; model palanquin

Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  component; model palanquin

China, East Asia; Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  China 
Date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Additional date information
date made:  late 19th or early 20th century 

Materials & techniques
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)

donor:  United Reformed Church Missionary Society  Undefined - 1973-01-18

Related objects
part of model palanquin (1973.30)
Related subjects
association: Carving
related subject: Transport
object name: components
object name: model palanquins
material: wood

Record created 2018-02-01 by RWEST
Record last updated 2018-05-16 by RWEST

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