Nov 12, 2009

Headdress Ornament

Headdress Ornament

1800s-1900s

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Copper-silver alloy, gilding, kingfisher feathers, glass beads

Overall: 8.9 x 8.6 cm (3 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Ginaven 2001.179.4

Location

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The iridescent blue feathers of kingfisher birds are inlaid in hairpins and headdresses.

Description

Hair ornaments depicting flowers, butterflies, or birds were worn by ladies of the Manchu elite class.

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