Finial in the Shape of a Dragon Head
On View: Asian Galleries, South, 2nd floor
The original purpose of this elaborately executed gold ornament is unclear. To judge from its size and the way it curves upward, the dragon head may have decorated the end of a hairpin.
overall: 1 5/8 x 1/2 x 5/16 in. (4.2 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm)
Height: 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm)
Width: 1/2 in. (1.2 cm)
Depth: 5/16 in. (0.8 cm) (show scale)
Purchase gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Martin
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Finial in the Shape of a Dragon Head, 14th century. Gold, overall: 1 5/8 x 1/2 x 5/16 in. (4.2 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Martin, 84.36. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.36_threequarter_left_PS11.jpg)
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