Insignia for a 5th rank civil official (silver pheasant) - 950.100.87.A-C_1

950.100.87.A-C_1

Insignia for a 5th rank civil official (silver pheasant)

Medium:Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) with painted detail
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
11 x 11 3/4 in.
Object number: 950.100.87.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 5th rank civil official, symbolized by a silver pheasant. Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) with painted details. Right-facing bird on mound above billowing waves with some precious objects; clouds and bats against fret background in gold; narcisssus and fungus on rocks at sides. Reds and blues predominate. Some painting on birds and bats. Fret and lotus border.
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