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China 1926 Cavanders Old Cigarette Card Ancient Chinese Yamun Executioner 衙門 劊子手Vintage Old Small Cigarette Card. 3.5cm x 6.7cm. 1926. Cavanders Ltd London Established 1775. China. Ancient Chinese. No. 6. Ethnic Life. Costumes. The Executioner belonging to the Viceroy's Yamun Yamen sometimes appears in his master's procession. He is mostly dressed in red. Aspirants for the post of executioner practise striking at a mark. They take a turnip, and drawing a line around it, aim at cleaving it into two parts, striking precisely on the line. When they can invariably do this they become candidates for the post. 衙門 劊子手.
Publisher: Cavanders Ltd London