Cao, Qin (2019) 'By the mandate of heaven': a kingfisher-feather headdress in the National Museum of Scotland. Orientations, 50 (2). pp. 74-81. ISSN 0030-5448

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Abstract

This article focuses on a kingfisher headdress selected for the new East Asia gallery at the National Museum of Scotland. Dating to the late Qing dynasty and previously thought to be part of an opera costume, new research has revealed that this intricate headdress might instead have been the property of a high-status lady.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: World Cultures
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2019 12:36
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 12:36
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2228

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