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Festive headdress with phoenixes and peonies
China, Qing dynasty, probably second half of 19th century
Metal with gilding, kingfisher feather, jadeite, tourmaline, coral, pearls, and glass; frame: metal wires with silk floss and satin
H x W x D: 15.2 × 29.2 × 27.9 cm (6 × 11 1/2 × 11 in)
Lent by Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller,
Jr., 1937, 37.125A-D