Skull Cap, Hat


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Skull Cap, Hat   (1969.09.0015)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Clothing
  4. :
  5. Headwear
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) - Republic of China (1912-1949), 1880–1920
Culture Chinese

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 19.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 7.7 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 51 g
Measuring Remarks D2 includes the pom-pom at top center.
Materials Textile--Silk, Plant--Grass
Manufacturing Processes Sewing
Munsell Color Information Black (N1.5/ 2.0%R) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Skull cap is made of taffeta-weave black silk with open-weave red lining and a black pom-pom at the top center of the six-piece crown. The crown is sewn to a wide silk band edged with a black wilk ribbon. A manufactuer's or dealer's tag is pasted in to the inside of this cap. This type of cap was worn by scribes, scholars.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Mrs. Alan K. Laing
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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