Hair ornament

citation

Single-prong metal hairpin (zan 赞) with peony flower head executed with filigree (leisi 累丝). Traces of kingfisher feather and missing inlay.

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, late 14th-mid 17th century
Medium
Metal and traces of kingfisher feathers.
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 3.3 x 3.3 x 9.5 cm (1 5/16 x 1 5/16 x 3 3/4 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
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.4260
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Hairpin

Keywords
chasing, China, filigree, flower, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), Paul Singer collection
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

Description

Single-prong metal hairpin (zan 赞) with peony flower head executed with filigree (leisi 累丝). Traces of kingfisher feather and missing inlay.

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

Copyright with museum