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Commentary

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.

Details

model palanquin
1973.30
Anthropology

5 items (description level: top)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  model palanquin
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  model palanquin

Place
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
wood; wood
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (overall)
Measurements
overall: 82 mm x 327 mm x 71 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 82 mm x 327 mm x 71 mm

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


Related objects
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Related subjects
association: Model palanquin (World Gallery - Display group)
association: Carving
related subject: Transport
object name: model palanquins
material: wood

Record created 2000-02-02
Record last updated 2019-08-03

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