Hair Ornament

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 19th-early 20th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Kingfisher feather, gilt metal, red glass
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 9.8 x 4.5 x 1.2 cm (3 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Single-prong kingfisher-feather hairpin (zan 簪) in the shape of a lotus flower in a vase with dangles (bu yao 步摇), red stone center, and red-colored beads
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Gifts to the Collection: 1987-2012 (June 23 to December 17, 2012)
    Worshipping the Ancestors: Chinese Commemorative Portraits (June 17 to September 9, 2001)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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