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Object Number:29-96-824A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 19th Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Metal
Silk
Velvet
Height: 22 cm
Length: 9 cm
Width: 16 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Front part of Chinese theatrical headdress. Black velvet covered with black and gold lines. Front is a curved rectangle decorated with a green silk square with gold lining and a swastika-like symbol at the center. It also has a blue, circular symbol with gold lines and gold Chinese inscriptions at each side.


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