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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: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Paper
Metal
Silk
Velvet
Height: 22cm
Length: 9cm
Width: 16cm
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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