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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 5/8 in x 7 3/4 in; 32.1 cm x 19.7 cm; Sight: 10 3/16 in x 5 13/16 in; 25.9 cm x 14.8 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1951.15k.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: Two criminals. One is fastened to a long bar of iron which he must take with him. He has a piece of pork in his hand whcih he has been buying. The other is chained to a large stone which he must move with him when he moves. He has his pipe in one hand and is fanning the fire with the other cooking rice.


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