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Woman’s headdress – tolgoi poolt
MAIP 5384
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Woman’s head-dress – tolgoj poolt, made from silver in filigree technique, decorated with coral and agate in various shapes. The precious materials used in this headdress caused us to include it among the masterpieces. In the museum collection there are a few examples of this type of headdress but this one is the most complete.

History of the Object
No information about the object history before the acquisition.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
silver; brass; coral; agate 
Measurements
Width 15 cm. Height 14 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Mongolia 
Geography
Mongolia 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
19th Century – 20th century; second half 19th, early 20th 
Function
In Mongolia, this headdress was worn by married women, who put on a little cap made of velvet, and embroidered with silk and pearls. 
Acquisition
Acquired in 1980; no more information known. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw 
Museum
Asia and Pacific Museum 
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