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Chinese aluminum amulet

Title
Chinese aluminum amulet.
Format
Realia
Published
20th century.
Description
Aluminum amulet; 1 1/2" x 1/8" d.
Notes
ISR 1399.
These coins were given to the girls by the customers after being purchased from the house madam or man. If the job was not completed they were returned to the customer as a 'raincheck'.
Summary
An amulet of cast aluminum. Similar to earlier Chinese marriage tokens. From Shaghai, China. This one was picked up in a "house" there in late 1945.
Kinsey subjects
Art--China--20th century.
Prostitution--China--20th century.
Minor arts.

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
218R A037.1
Location
Kinsey Institute Library - Art