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China Anonymous, Chinese
Hair Ornament, n. d.
Feathers on Copper
7 in. x 4 in. (17.78 cm x 10.16 cm)

Object Type: Jewelry
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2005.0.16

Copper filigree with pearls, rose quartz, jade, Kingfisher feather, and thread.

Object Description
Chinese Blue Kingfisher hairpin with floral and butterfly imagery. Engraving on copper pin. The ornament was intended to quiver when worn. Butterfly imagery is often associated with bridal ornamentation.

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