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Title:Criminals and their punishment; Pith painting
Date Made:mid 19th century
Type:Portfolio; Painting
Materials:Watercolor on pith paper
Place Made:Asia; China
Measurements:Mount: 12 15/16 in x 7 7/16 in; 32.9 cm x 18.9 cm; Sight: 10 11/16 in x 5 1/4 in; 27.1 cm x 13.3 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1951.15a.J.PI
Credit Line:Gift of Allen P. Ball and Margaret Ball (Class of 1900)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

One of portfolio of 12 objects: A priest and his mistress exposed in the Koy. The Koy is two thick planks with holes just fitting the neck. These are put on the neck and fasterned by the crop pieces. They are so wide that the culprits cannnot feed themselves.They are thus exposed by the roadside and outside of the courthouses-their crime written on the books.
sometimes the criminal are exposed in the fields and left to starve.


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