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Forbidden City
Gold Hair Crosspieces

These are gold hair ornaments worn during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). The crosspiece would decorate an elaborate chignon of hair. Additional jeweled baubles would be placed at various points in the hair. Sometimes an elaborate headdress would be added.

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Last update: January 2010
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