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Hair Ornament

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Hair Ornament, n. d.
Feathers on Copper
3 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. (8.89 cm x 5.72 cm)


Object Type: Jewelry
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2005.0.23


Medium
Copper filigree with blue Kingfisher feather and carnelion.

Object Description
Small Chinese blue Kingfisher hairpin with two prominent carnelion jewels and chinese symbol; floral and butterfly imagery. The ornament was intended to quiver when worn. Butterfly imagery is often associated with bridal ornamentation.

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