Splendors of China’s Forbidden City:
The Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong

November 21, 2004–May 29, 2005, J. E. R. Chilton Galleries

Solid gold Buddhist pagoda made to enshrine the
Empress Dowager’s hair (1777)

Gold-silver alloy, coral, lapis lazuli, gilt bronze,
malachite, turquoise, wood, silk, glass, shell
Height: 53 cm.
Height: 97”; Width: 31”; Depth: 31”

Photo: © Palace Museum, Beijing

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