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Dragon Head Enamel Pin

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Inspired by Man's robe restyled as a Tibetan chuba from the MFA Collection. A tapestry-woven dragon robe, restyled as Tibetan chuba during the 19th century. Large gold dragon on front and back, ground covered with blue and green clouds. Ying-lung dragon with three eyes, horns and five claws. Restyling incorporates 4 later rank badges and other kossu fabrics

• Nickel plate, soft enamel
• Rubber clutch back
• Approx. 2" x 2"

Man's robe restyled as a Tibetan chuba Chinese
Late Ming or early Qing dynasty, 17th century
Silk, metal-wrapped, and peacock-feather-wrapped thread slit tapestry