Set of Hat Finials


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Set of Hat Finials   (1984.16.0045)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Status Symbols
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 1730 – 1911 CE.
Culture Chinese, Manchu?

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 38.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 9.6 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 6.0 cm
Weight 663 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood, Glass, Metal--Brass
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Cast, Glassblowing
Munsell Color Information Dark Grayish Reddish Brown (10R 2/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Seven hat finials are mounted on wood stand. Each finial is a different color, denoting a specific rank for civil officials 1730-1911 in ascending order: red glass, coral, clear blue, glass order: Blue ceramic (lapis lazuler), clear glass, white, and brass.

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

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of George E. and Cynthia M. Anner
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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