Jade: hair ornament
One rectangular white mutton fat jade hair ornament with a slightly convex sagittal cross-section. Obverse presents carved and incised serpentine botantical design bounded at one end by a butterfly and at the other end by a ruyi fungal pattern. Design pierces jade at many points. Reverse of ornament presents rectangular silver-metallic wire mounting and hinged pin. Pin locking mechanism is broken.
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58.04x17.92x9.30 (l x w x h)
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“Jade: hair ornament,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed May 31, 2023, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1130.