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Hell Bank note for hungry ghosts. Red, green and white on one side and black and white on the other. Black and white side has English text. 5000000 dollar denomination. Serial number reads 5553139.


hell money

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  hell money

Hong Kong, China, East Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  Hong Kong 

Materials & techniques
Additional material & technique information
material: paper (overall)
overall: 57 mm x 116 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 57 mm x 116 mm

burnt at the Hungry Ghosts festival when offerings of food and other necessities are made to the spirits of those who are deceased but have no grave.

Related subjects
object name: hell money

Record created 2007-07-06 by KLINDEN
Record last updated 2017-01-18 by XGVIEWS

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