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Forbidden City
故宫博物院
Qing Dynasty Hairpins

The gold hairpin on the left is inlaid with pearls and gems in the shape of a peacock with bats decorating the sides. The silver hairpin in the center is decorated with kingfisher feathers and inlaid with sapphires. The gold hairpin on the right is inlaid with pearls and gems and decorated with filigree. All were worn during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).











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Last update: January 2010
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