Scroll with Chinese characters. One of a pair with 2002.43. This would have been hung on the right, with 2002.43 on the left. This one reads, in translation: [Large text]: ' Recording [our] great respect, [we] respectfully praise the fact that doctor John Lyal of Great Britain returns with honour.';[small text]: 'Helping people without being constrained by Chinese medicine'.

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