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Hair Ornament

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Hair Ornament, n. d.
Feathers on Copper
3/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. (1.91 cm x 16.51 cm)


Object Type: Jewelry
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Colby
Accession Number: 2005.0.19


Medium
Copper filigree with quartz, Blue Kingfisher feather, jade, coral, pearls, and thread.

Object Description
Arched hairpiece with floral and butterfly imagery, somewhat roughly constructed. The ornament was intended to quiver when worn, and was likely worn over the top of the head. Butterfly imagery is often associated with bridal ornamentation.

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