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Head Ornament


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This ornament, found around the head of the deceased, comprises hundreds of turquoise, carnelian, and gold beads. Their shapes vary, from flat to faceted to cylindrical. The ornament was found in Zhangjiachuan, where nomadic tribes from the steppes coexisted alongside the Qin. In shape and technique, these beads reveal the influence of the Qin’s nomadic neighbors.

Head Ornament, Gold, turquoise, and carnelian, China

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