Double-prong kingfisher feather hairpin (chai, 钗) with butterfly and floral motif.

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 17th-20th century
Medium
Gilt metal, kingfisher feather, stone inlay.
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 17.5 x 4.6 x 1.7 cm (6 7/8 x 1 13/16 x 11/16 in)
Geography
China
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
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.2917
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Ornament

Keywords
China, coiled wire, inlay, Paul Singer collection, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), wirework
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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