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Pendant in the shape of a headdress
Place of Origin: China
Date: approx. 1800-1900
Historical Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Materials: Embroidered silk gauze
Dimensions: H. 1 3/8 in x W. 5 1/4 in, H. 3.5 cm x W. 13.3 cm
Credit Line: Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Miss Katherine Ball
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Textiles
Object Number: 1988.11
On Display: No

Description

Label: The embroidery includes the character for "double happiness" (shuangxi) as well as auspicious motifs such as the Buddhist right-facing swastika and endless knot. The headdress, shaped like that of an official, conveys a wish for the owner to achieve official rank.

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Exhibition History: "Asian Embroideries", Asian Art Museum, 4/6/1988 - 7/12/1988
Label: The embroidery includes the character for "double happiness" (shuangxi) as well as auspicious motifs such as the Buddhist right-facing swastika and endless knot. The headdress, shaped like that of an official, conveys a wish for the owner to achieve official rank.
Exhibition History: "Asian Embroideries", Asian Art Museum, 4/6/1988 - 7/12/1988