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Hair Ornament

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Hair Ornament, n. d.
Feathers on Silver
5 1/2 in. x 2 3/4 in. (13.97 cm x 6.99 cm)


Object Type: Jewelry
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2005.0.24


Medium
Copper filigree with blue Kingfisher feathers and pearls.

Object Description
Chinese blue Kingfisher hair ornaments with vase and floral imagery and fish and butterflies, vegetal motif. The ornament was intended to quiver when worn. Butterfly imagery is often associated with bridal ornamentation, and fish imagery is associated with wealth.

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