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Item ID: 201422  
  

China 1926 Cavanders Old Cigarette Card Ancient Chinese Funeral Cock Bird Coffin

Vintage Old Small Cigarette Card. 3.5cm x 6.7cm. 1926. Cavanders Ltd London Established 1775. China. Ancient Chinese. No. 9. Ethnic Life. Costumes. Rooster. Bird. Funeral. Barefoot Coolies. A singular custom prevails in parts of China. When transporting the corpse of a person who dies away from home to the residence of his family, some of the family go to meet the coffin with a white cock. The fowl, with feet tied, is stood on the coffin, and the procession proceeds homewards. The Chinese say that one of the three spirits of the dead comes into the cock and is thus allured back to the residence of the family.

Publisher: Cavanders Ltd London
Series No: 9

Price:£3.99€5.19US$5.39

China 1926 Cavanders Old Cigarette Card Ancient Chinese Funeral Cock Bird Coffin


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