Ancestor veneration ritual, Shanghai

Ancestor veneration ritual, Shanghai

Identifier

RA-m074

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: RA-m074. A scan of a magic lantern slide. Royal Asiatic Society Library reference: Glass Slide.00/(074). On the bucket in the foreground: 聚寶盆 (jubaopen = ‘treasure bowl’). Below the bucket is the name of the photographer: Sze Yuen Ming [...]. The scrolls appear to be ‘family rules’ (家規 jiagui). As part of an ancestor obseisance ritual, a beverage is being poured on the left and incense burned on the right. Offerings of food are on the alter. The photograph was taken by Sze Yuen Ming (Yao Hua Studio), most probably in Shanghai .

Caption in album or on mount

74 / ANCESTRAL WORSHIP

Caption on photograph

Sze Yuen Ming [...] / [...]

Location

Shanghai

Material

Other

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland