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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.54.1.1

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes