Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Phoenix Hat

Edo period (1615–1868)
early 19th century
Compound weave; silk, gold thread, and engraved metal
Overall: 21 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (55.3 x 29.8cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Roland Koscherak, 1952
Accession Number:
Not on view
The phoenix hat is worn in the Manzairaku, an opening dance that sets the auspicious tone of a gagaku performance.
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