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China Anonymous, Chinese
Hair Ornaments, n. d.
Feathers on Copper
1 in. x 6 1/4 in. (2.54 cm x 15.88 cm)


Object Type: Jewelry
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2005.0.12.a, b


Medium
Copper filigree with blue Kingfisher feathers.

Object Description
Pair of blue Kingfisher Chinese hair ornaments with pairs of dragon and bird ornamentation on each. The ornaments were intended to quiver when worn, and the dragon imagery is frequently symbolic of rain.

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