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Title

Button: ji guan

Description

One fourth rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises an opaque blue and white lapis lazuli sphere threaded between a multi-tiered base and single-tiered cap of gilt metal. Sphere exhibits darker blue vein. Base decoration consists of four tiers of stylised flower motifs with petals of coiled wire and prominent bead-like carpels. Cap presents eight stylised flowers surrounding a ninth central floral motif.

Source

Rewi Alley

Physical Dimensions

48.37x30.12mm (h x w)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.475

Usage Rights

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Period

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD)

Citation

“Button: ji guan,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed September 25, 2018, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1036.