Bone hairpin - ROM2005_3700_1


Bone hairpin

Medium:Carved bone
Geography: China
Date: circa 1300 to 1050 BC
Period: Shang dynasty
0.5 x 13.1 x 2 cm
Object number: 960.236.247
Credit Line: The Dr. James M. Menzies Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionOur knowledge of dress and hairstyles of the Shang dynasty is very limited, primarily because of the perishable nature of textiles themselves and the scarcity of human images from the period. We do know that elaborate hairstyles and ornate headgear were worn by certain segments of the population.
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