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Title

Button: ji guan

Description

One fourth rank ji guan (Chinese court official's hat) insignia. Comprises a gold-flecked blue sphere threaded between a gilt metal base and cap. Base exhibits stylised botanical pattern; cap is unembellished. Blue sphere chipped on one side with damaged area exhibiting blue-green corrosion typical of bronze or copper material. Red string tied around upper part of base.

Source

Rewi Alley

Physical Dimensions

55.45x33.35mm (dia x l)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.920

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/1040.