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Hell Bank note for hungry ghosts. Red, green and white on one side and black and white on the other. Black and white side has English text. 5000000 dollar denomination. Serial number reads 5553139.

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Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
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catalogue name:  hell money

Hong Kong, China, East Asia, Asia
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made or collected:  Hong Kong 

Materials & techniques
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material: paper (overall)
overall: 57 mm x 116 mm
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overall: 57 mm x 116 mm

burnt at the Hungry Ghost Festival when offerings of food and other necessities are made to the spirits of the deceased who do not have graves (e.g. those who died at sea)

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object name: hell money

Record created 2007-07-06 by KLINDEN
Record last updated 2017-01-18 by XGVIEWS