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Chinese New Year Money Envelope

Uploaded on:
2017-03-13 12:52:04.0
File Size:
1.84 MB
Dimensions:
1876 x 3149 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 64187
Description: At Chinese New Year, ‘Hong Bao’ (meaning Red Packet) takes place. These red money envelopes are given out to children and unmarried adults. The envelopes contain an even amount of money, as odd numbers are associated with funerals. The red colour is associated with luck and the envelopes are decorated with good luck images.

On this envelope, the dragon represents success and the lettering in the gold symbol means ‘may all your wishes come true’. This is written using bone script, which uses ancient Chinese characters. In the past, these characters were written on animal bones and used to predict the future.
Categories: Collections / World Art, Learning Themes/ Dragons  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA
Caption: Chinese New Year Money Envelope

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Chinese New Year Money Envelope
Description (Object or Artwork): At Chinese New Year, ‘Hong Bao’ (meaning Red Packet) takes place. These red money envelopes are given out to children and unmarried adults. The envelopes contain an even amount of money, as odd numbers are associated with funerals. The red colour is associated with luck and the envelopes are decorated with good luck images.

On this envelope, the dragon represents success and the lettering in the gold symbol means ‘may all your wishes come true’. This is written using bone script, which uses ancient Chinese characters. In the past, these characters were written on animal bones and used to predict the future.
Subject tags:
Dragon
   
Other Keywords: Chinese, New Year, Money, Envelope

File info

Original Filename: dmas_r5851_14_d01.jpg
Media: Image
Size: 1.84 MB; 1876 x 3149 pixels; 159 x 267 mm (print at 300 DPI); 496 x 833 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait

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Linked Accession no.: R5851/14