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Hair Ornament Set

19th century - early 20th century
Wood with lacquer

3 3/8 in. x 1 3/8 in. x 3/16 in. (8.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 0.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2004.3.1.a-c
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Toilet Articles
Culture/Nationality: Japanese

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This object has the following keywords:
  • adornments
  • Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
  • boxes - Rigid, often rectangular containers usually with a lid or cover in which something nonliquid is kept or carried.
  • combs - Implements having two or more teeth and an ornamental portion intended to be seen when the teeth are inserted in the hair. For similar implements that are intended primarily for grooming rather than display, use "combs (grooming tools)."
  • hair ornaments - Term generally applied to various types of ornaments, such as hairpins and combs, worn by men or women.
  • Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
  • lacquer - Paint, varnish, or another material applied by coating, made of the resinous exudation of certain trees or from insects, and that dries with a high gloss or matte finish. In most lacquers resin is dissolved in a volatile solvent or a drying oil and hardens by evaporation. Lacquer may be applied in many layers, so the thick surface may be set with inlays or carved.
  • ornaments - Decorative forms or embellishments that are an integral part of a building or object but are not essential to its structure. Refers also to decorative objects attached to or worn by humans and animals. For objects signifying an honor bestowed upon an individual, usually worn on the person, see "decorations." Regarding techniques of embellishment in general, see "decoration (process)."
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • A Curious Group; a cabinet of curiosities Bryn Mawr College , Apr 4, 2014 – Jun 30, 2014

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Carrie Robbins and Nathanael Roesch. A Curious Group. Bryn Mawr College. Bryn Mawr, PA, April 4–June 1, 2014
    Figure Number: Wood 27

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