This earring would have been worn by a Yi man. It is made of a piece of amber between two smaller coral beads above a black tassel. Generally, Yi men only wore a single earring on their left ears.


  • Title: Mellite and Coral Earrings
  • Provenance: Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Minzu University of China
  • Original Source: http://bwg.muc.edu.cn/
  • Object type: Accessory
  • Ethnic group: Yi

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