Insignia for an 8th rank civil official (quail) - ROM2013_13731_10

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Insignia for an 8th rank civil official (quail)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: 1840-1860 ?
Period: Daoguang (r. 1821-1850) or Xianfeng (r. 1850-1861), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
30 x 31 cm
Object number: 950.100.228.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia for the front and back of the pufu (overcoat) of an 8th rank civil official (quail). Dark satin ground with all-over embroidery in peking knot and gold thread; background in gold couching. Left-facing bird on mound in billows with buddhist symbols; blue and green waves with gold thread; clouds, bats and buddhist symbols in sky above. Fret border in gold couched thread. Front halves sewn together.
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