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Theatrical Headdress

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Object Number:
29-96-827A
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
Glass
Description:
Front part of a Chinese opera headdress. The front is mostly painted in gold and red, shaped like a curved rectangle, fulll of gold decorations. At the center, glass, round medals on blue and green backgrounds are attached. Tow gold dragons and ten silver medals are also attached. A Chinese inscription is on each part to connect to the rear of the headdress.
Height:
21cm
Length:
11cm
Width:
16cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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