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Woman's ceremonial hat (kuan)

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Woman's ceremonial hat (kuan) with black silk corded ground covering wire frame and decorated with floral and insect sprays of seed pearls, kingfisher inlay, gold jade and colored stones; has circular wood box.


Gift from Ensign Francis W. Lee and Miss Jeanne Marie Lee, in memory of Guy H. Lee, to the MA, 1954

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Gift of Ensign Francis W. Lee and Miss Jeanne Marie Lee

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 19th century

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Overall: 17.3 x 25.8 cm (6 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

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Silk satin-weave ground beaded and appliquéd with seed pearls, jade, carnelian and kingfisher feathers


Textiles and Fashion Arts