CHINA Death ceremony near Tianjin; Dragon 1900 old antique print picture
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CHINA. Death ceremony near Tianjin; Dragon 1900 old antique print picture

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CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: 'Death ceremony near Tientsin - The Dragon, which was almost 60 yards in length, was made to move by the bearers in a serpentine way. Two men, armed with knives, pretended to attack it on either side, while a third danced before it, wielding a pole on which was fixed a golden ball, representing the sun, which the Dragon kept attempting to devour. The procession moved round and round a large open space for half an afternoon. There were also smaller dragons, and a band to frighten away the spirit of death. A man carrying a black wand acted as master of ceremonies. In the back-ground stood a temple, behind which was a hill where there were caves used for burial'

DATE PRINTED: 1900    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 14.5 x 20.5cm, 5.75 x 8 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique colour print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale. The print you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture


PROVENANCE: "Customs of the World"; Edited by Walter Hutchinson, With an Introduction by A.C. Haddon, Published by Hutchinson & Co., London


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