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Dublin Core

Title

Button: ji guan

Description

One third rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises a transparent blue glass sphere threaded between a multi-tiered base and single-tiered cap of bronze with traces of gilding. Upper base decoration consists of lotus-like leaf-shaped scrolls with trefoil beads surmounting several tiers of stylised flowers with petals of coiled wire and prominent bead-like carpels. Cap presents eight stylised flowers surrounding a ninth central floral motif. Length of pink and white string attached to upper part of base.

Source

Rewi Alley

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

53.75x27.53mm (h x w)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.474

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Period

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD)

Citation

“Button: ji guan,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed December 4, 2021, http://www.rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1035.