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Summer Court Hat for a Third Rank Civil Official: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Date

2004-10-28

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The summer or "cool hat" consisted of a conical framework of split bamboo with a taut silk covering and brocade rim. Red, unspun silk floss, or red silk braided tassels were used to decorate the crown. The transparent blue glass "jewel" is indication of a third rank civil official.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009