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Lantern slide by Serge Vargassoff

Photographed by Vargassoff, Serge in Peking, China, 1920-1949.
Hand coloured glass lantern slide showing a stone statue of Qilin (Kylin or legendary Chinese unicorn) in the Fahai Temple, Peking. This statue was built in white marble thus should be a white colour. However, in this photograph, it was painted yellow probably in order to show its Imperial Provenance.
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