Insignia for a 1st rank civil official (crane) - 950.100.139.A-C_1

950.100.139.A-C_1

Insignia for a 1st rank civil official (crane)

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:
11 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.
Object number: 950.100.139.A-C
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of the pufu (overcoat) of a 1st rank civil official (crane). Blue-black satin embroidered with silk floss in satin stitch. Right-facing bird (as worn) on mound in billows with precious objects; clouds and bats; narcissus and fungus grow at sides. Fret border of couched gold thread.
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