model palanquin

Model of palanquin bearer. Inscription on front of garment. The two black characters on front of the three palanquin bearers’ garments read: 親兵 ‘Qingbing’, which refers to the bodyguard, or guard for the home. They are recruited by the civil official such as the one sitting inside the palanquin, working as private soldiers to protect the official and his family.

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