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White banner
U.63-1- 62
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a unique work. The white banner is a state symbol and is sacred for Mongolians. It should be kept in a respectable place.

History of the Object
This banner was kept by Munkhdalai, the last keeper of the White Banner. His family had been keeping this banner and worshipped it from generation to generation. The white banner showed that the troops were at peace, while the black banner signified war. On the top of the banner is a trident with three flames. Under the trident is a metal dish, the "gilded case". Attached to the case are horse’s white forelocks strapped through 81 holes by thin leather. The white banner symbolizes eternal flourishing. Three flames symbolize the past, the present and the future.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
gilded metal, horse’s forelock, textile, leather 
Measurements
Height 42 cm. Length 25 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Uvs aimag, Western Mongolia 
Geography
Mongolia 
Time period
AD 17th century ~ AD 17th century 
Creation date
17th Century 
Function
Used for state ceremonies. Chinggis Khaan and other Mongolian Khans of the Great Mongolian Empire had state symbols, which expressed state power; one of them is the white banner with nine-horse’s forelocks. 
Acquisition
Gift from Bilegt Munkhdalai (the last keeper of the White Banner) in 1963 to the museum. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
National Museum of Mongolia 
Museum
National Museum of Mongolia 
Credit line
 

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