A funeral procession

A funeral procession

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Caption: A funeral procession, The leader of the procession is a priest, who carries a lighted match, with tin-foil and crackers, to which he sets fire when passing a temple or other building for sacred purposes. Following are four musicians with gongs, flutes and trumpets follow; two persons holding banners; two mourners and a distressed relative. The coffin is carried by four men. A carriage containing three females is at the end of the procession. Image taken from The Costume of China. Illustrated in forty-eight coloured engravings. Originally published in William Miller: London, 1805.

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Keywords: england, english, historical, history, the costume of china illustrated in forty-eight c

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