Headdress ornament of the three-legged toad

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Headdress ornament of three-legged toad sitting on a leaf and flowers, with vapor escaping from his mouth and gold “wart” dots on his back.

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, Mid 15th - early 16th century
Medium
Gold
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.2 x 5.7 x 1.2 cm (1 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.4631
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Ornament

Keywords
China, filigree, granulation, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Paul Singer collection, toad, twisted wire, wirework
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

Description

Headdress ornament of three-legged toad sitting on a leaf and flowers, with vapor escaping from his mouth and gold "wart" dots on his back.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum