Collection Online
Ceremonial hat ornament of court official of the Qing dynasty

Ceremonial hat ornament of court official of the Qing dynasty
(頂高花翎秀)
Qing dynasty 1644-1911

Medium
animal hair
Measurements
36.0 × 8.0 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
China
Accession Number
581-D5
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss Margaret Kirkhope, 1963
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
A bunch of what appears to be horse or yak’s hair is wrapped in one end which was meant to be inserted in a tube made of jade or similar stone and a metal fitting that is tied to an insignia spike surmounted by an ornament at the top of the crown of ceremonial hat of a court official. This hat ornament is wrapped in paper and stored in a case covered with red cloth inside and blue cloth outside with the label inscribed in Chinese.