Compare a related Tang gilt-silver hairpin with a reticulated design, similarly decorated with the three-petal leaves, excavated in Huijia village, Xi'an, Shanxi province in 1956, now in the Shaanxi provincial museum, Shaanxi province, published in Zhongguo wenwu jinghua daquan. Jinyin yushi juan [Compendium of Chinese art. Gold, silver, jade, and stone], Hong Kong, 1994, no. 115. See a pair of related hairpins, pierced with a floral design, also in the Shaanxi History Museum, included in the exhibition, Gilded Dragons. Buried Treasures from China's Golden Ages, The British Museum, London, 1999, cat. no. 33.
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