University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 48-23-4
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Date Made: c. 1900
Early Date: 1898
Late Date: 1902
Section:Asian
Materials:Cotton
Credit Line:Gift of Geraldine Skinner, 1948

Description

White cotton printed in red. Said to have been carried by the Boxers for protection against foreign bullets in the Boxer Rebellion. The inscriptions, though very vague and full of mystical allusion like most charms, seem to bear this out.


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