Pair of single-prong hairpins depicting butterfly alighting on a flower.

Historical period(s)
Late Ming to early Qing dynasty, late 17th-early 18th century
Medium
Gilt metal.
Dimensions
H x W x D (1): 6.9 x 5.7 x 0.6 cm (2 11/16 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 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
RLS1997.48.4253.1-2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Hairpins

Keywords
chasing, China, flower, gilding, insect, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Paul Singer collection, piercing, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), repousse
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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