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ledger with cover
  • China
  • ledger with cover, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: China
  • paper, ink, cardboard, cloth, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: a) 11 x 5 x 1.25 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: a) 4 5/16 x 1 15/16 x 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b) 11 x 5.5 x 1.75 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: b) 4 5/16 x 2 3/16 x 11/16 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0132.a,b

A small booklet of paper folded accordian style. It has a light blue front, featuring a red rectangle containing black calligraphic characters. The back is light blue and undecorated. The pages are filled with inked characters, each row with a red chop (stamp) in the center. Arabic numerals (numbers) are written in pencil throughout the pages. The booklet (2007.0132.a) slides into a cardboard cover (2007.0132.b) that is covered in black fabric. On the cardboard cover, there is a red rectangle bordered in white with smudged characters written in ink.