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Theatrical Headdress

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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
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.
Height:
22cm
Length:
9cm
Width:
16cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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