Winter court hat (chaoguan)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1900–10


Object Place: China

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

23.185c

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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 attached to each side of hat.

Provenance

Anonymous gift to the MFA on April 5, 1923

Credit Line

Anonymous gift