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Title

Jade: hair ornament

Description

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.

Source

Rewi Alley

Physical Dimensions

58.04x17.92x9.30 (l x w x h)

Museum Ac. No.

C1956.530

Usage Rights

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Collection

Citation

“Jade: hair ornament,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed August 23, 2017, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1130.