Accession No

E 1908.40


Description

Votive Offering. Dish of imitation fruits made from painted cardboard. Burnt as an offering to spirits of the dead.


Place

Asia; East Asia; China


Period


Source

Blaikie, Garden (Reverend) [collector]


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

E 1908.40; MAA: AR 1909.282


Cultural Affliation


Material

Paper; Cardboard; Paint; Metal


Local Term


Measurements

183mm x 100mm x 185mm


Events

Description (Physical description)
Dish of imitation fruits made from painted cardboard. Burnt as an offering to spirits of the dead
Event Date 1908
Author: maa


Context (Display)
Exhibited: On display in the Maudslay Hall, CUMAA, from 1990
Event Date 1990
Author: ashleigh griffin


Context (Field collection)
Found: Southern China
Event Date 7/1/1994
Author: maa


Description (Labels & Markings)
Paper label attached to the base of the bowl reads: 'E 1908.40. Bowl of imitation fruits for offering by burning to the spirits of the dead. South China. The Rev. Gordon Blaikie, M.A.'
Event Date 25/9/2019
Author: ashleigh griffin


Description (Physical description)
Votive offering of a cardboard bowl filled with paper and cardboard fruit. The fruits include two persimmons, two plums and two red, square shaped fruits. There are a few metal wires attached to some of the fruits, which could possibly allow them to be suspended. The bowl is decorated with foliage and flowers.
Event Date 25/9/2019
Author: ashleigh griffin


FM:89095

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