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Winter court hat (chaoguan)

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Winter court hat worn by sixth degree, 2nd rank, civil or military official. Black velvet hat, crown covered with red silk floss crown. Hat ornament of gold-plate with prism-shaped stone of opaque white glass at top and small blue rhinestone at front. Hat lined with blue cotton. Blue cotton tape...

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Anonymous gift to the MFA on April 5, 1923

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Anonymous gift

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1900–10

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30.3 x 27 x 11 cm (11 15/16 x 10 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with silk floss; gold plated hat ornament with glass stone


Textiles and Fashion Arts