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Headdress for a Manchu Chinese Woman

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese
The delicate metal ornaments on this headdress, designed to move with every step, are decorated with bright blue feathers from kingfishers, small birds prized for their iridescent plumage. The bamboo, lingzhi fungus, and rocks depicted symbolize longevity, while the bats convey wishes of happiness.

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