Hair ornament

Double-prong kingfisher-feather hairpin (chai 钗) with coiled metal springs with floral shaped dangles (bu yao 步摇).

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), Late 19th century - early 20th century
Medium
Kingfisher feather, paper, metal, glass or seed pearls
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 18.5 x 8.9 x 1.2 cm (7 5/16 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 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
RLS1997.48.4643
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Hairpin

Keywords
China, coiled wire, flower, inlay, kingfisher, Paul Singer collection, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), twisted wire, wirework
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Double-prong kingfisher-feather hairpin (chai 钗) with coiled metal springs with floral shaped dangles (bu yao 步摇).

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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