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hair ornament
  • Japan
  • hair ornament, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • brass, gold, pearl, (jade or turquoise?)
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 175 x 90 mm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • On view: Simons Gallery, 316, C1
  • 1928.0324

Gold hair ornament with a phoenix on a wire spring and wings on wire springs with inset stones on the wings that are possibly jade or turquoise, one is missing from the bill. There is a string of small pearls from which dangles an abstract ornament and three strings of pearls with garnets at the ends.