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China Anonymous, Chinese
Hair Ornament, n. d.
Feathers on Copper
5 in. x 4 1/2 in. (12.7 cm x 11.43 cm)

Object Type: Jewelry
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2005.0.13

Copperfiligree structure with Kingfisher feather and pearls.

Object Description
Chinese Blue Kingfisher hairpin with strands of pearls. Butterfly and floral imagery. The ornaments were intended to quiver when worn, and the butterfly imagery is associated with bridal ornamentation.

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