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China Anonymous, Chinese
Hair Ornament, n. d.
Feathers on Copper
3 1/4 in. x 2 1/2 in. (8.26 cm x 6.35 cm)

Object Type: Jewelry
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2005.0.27

Copper filigree with jade and Kingfisher feather.

Object Description
Small Chinese blue Kingfisher hairpin with butterfly and leaves. The ornament was intended to quiver when worn. Butterfly imagery is often associated with bridal ornamentation.

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