Headdress finial

This ornament was part of the Peranakan Chinese bridal headdress worn during the wedding rites and belonged to a set of two. The headdress was usually decorated with individual gilt silver ornaments of deity motifs to protect the wearer from malevolent spiritual forces. Different accessories and outfits were required for the 12-day traditional Peranakan wedding ceremony, during which symbolic rites were performed by the bride and groom.

Date/Period
Late 19th century
Region
Singapore or Malacca
Dimension
Object size: 4.6 x 2.1 x 0.6 cm
Accession No.
2002-00691-002
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Gold