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Description

Woman's headdress known as fengguan (phoenix crown), in form of a high domed crown, the wire frame covered with dragons, phoenixes and other motifs made from blue kingfisher feathers, with eight cartouches (originally nine) indicating wearer's rank: China, late 18th century

Museum reference

A.1969.399

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Headdress

Production information

China, EAST ASIA

Date

Late 18th century

Materials

Wire, Feather, kingfisher

Physical description

Wire frame covered with dragon and other motifs made from blue kingfisher feathers

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