ORIGIN MYTH OF THE YAO NATION

MS 2473/1
MS Short Title ORIGIN MYTH OF THE YAO NATION
Text ORIGIN MYTH OF THE YAO NATION; THE DOCUMENT OF PINHUANG
Description MS in Yao on paper, Guangdong-Jiangxi, South-West China, 19th c., 1 roll (complete), 25x565 cm, 2 horizontal columns, (23x554 cm), 6 characters per column in Chinese book script, 32 miniatures in ink and red and blue-green wash, 3 decorative strips throughout along margins and centre. Binding: England, 20th c., red cloth folding case.
Context For another version of the Yao origin myth, see MS 2473/2.
Provenance 1. Sam Fogg cat. 19(1998):67.
Commentary According to the last part of the MS, the Yao people do not have to provide compulsory labour service for the Chinese authorities, and they have the right to govern their own lands.
Place of origin Guangdong-Jiangxi.
Dates 19th c.

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