Insignia for a 5th rank civil official (silver pheasant) - 950.100.76.A-B_1

950.100.76.A-B_1

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

Medium:Silk tabby embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: early 19th century ?
Period: Jiaqing (r. 1796-1820) or Daoguang (r. 1821-1850), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
12 x 12 1/2 in.
Object number: 950.100.76.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of a pufu (overcoat) of a 5th rank civil official, symbolized by a silver pheasant. Blue-black silk tabby embroidered with silk floss in peking knot and outlined with couched white cord. Bird outlined with couched blue cord. Left-facing bird on a mound in billows containing eight buddhist symbols; peaches and peonies growing from rocks at sides; clouds and bats above. Border of bats and shou characters; edging of couched gold thread.
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