pendant

Pendant ornament made up of eight shaped elements of embroidered silk cloth in a variety of colours, reinforced with a backing and gradually increasing in width from top to bottom forming a long pendant. The lowest section is in the shape of the head of a 'ruyi' sceptre. Embroidered images include boxing hares. A loop fastening at the narrow upper end would have allowed it to be either attached at the neck or hung from a belt.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk