Silver and Gold in Ancient China
March 16 – April 14, 2012
TWO FIGURAL GOLD HAIR ORNAMENTS
Liao – Song Dynasty, A.D. 10th-13th Century
a small hammered and chased gold figure of a crowned Buddhist deity seated on a lotus throne, with a halo and three radiating petal-motifs behind, soldered onto a long flat pin at the back; and a small cast gold figure of a heavenly female attendant shown holding a floral offering, with celestial scarves in gold wire, a thin rounded long pin attached at the back.
Length 3 and 3 15⁄16 inches (7.8 and 10 cm)
Compare the pair of gold figural earrings illustrated by Bunker, White, and So in Adornment for the Body and Soul: Ancient Chinese Ornaments from the Mengdiexuan Collection, Hong Kong, 1999, p. 284, no. 126, described as Song dynasty.
遼 – 宋 人物形金飾二件 長 7.8 與 10 厘米