Lantern-boat

Lantern-boat

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Credit: BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lantern-boat, 'Shui-loc-Sheun. Literally a Lantern boat. This kind of boat is decorated with lanterns on a particular festival of the Chinese which takes place in their Seventh month'. Inscribed: 'Boat for celebration of 'Middle of 7th month' festival (sacrifice to spirits on land and in water). Opaque watercolour. China/Canton style Originally published in 1800 - 1805.

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Keywords: asia, boat, calendar, celebrating, celebration, celebrations, ceremony and ritual, china, chinese, east asia, festival, festivals, historical, history, month, oblation, sacrifice, time, transport, transportation, water vehicle, watercolour

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