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Gilt Phoenix Hairpin of the Consort of Imperial Prince Yeong

Early 20th century

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Palace Museum of Korea

This is a large hairpin whose head is modeled after a phoenix. It was usually stuck on the rear section of the large ceremonial wig. A phoenix with its wings spread at the top of the hairpin is placed perpendicularly. The phoenix is made of plated silver-thread and lavishly decorated with kingfisher feathers, pearls, red crystal beads, and coral.

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  • Title: Gilt Phoenix Hairpin of the Consort of Imperial Prince Yeong
  • Date Created: Early 20th century
  • Rights: National palace museum of Korea
  • Medium: Ornamental accessories

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