Funeral procession

A painting on silk depicting a funeral. At the back of the procession, towards the upper right corner, is a large brown sedan chair, carried by some 32 men, each dressed in blue coat, red sash, and black hat with a red feather. The sedan chair has many repeating images of a dragon and both choppy and still water is painted at the bottom of the chair. Atop the chair is the symbol of the rule of the law. A man, probably a priest, his two attendants and behind them four men carrying canopies are all dressed in white. A group of musicians walks in front followed by a smaller, plainer sedan chair. Thereafter are drummers, a gong carrier, and men carrying flags, canopies, and symbols, such as an open hand and an axe head, on long poles. The front of the procession has eight men carrying large red placards with gold script.

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