Insignia for the wife of a 5th rank military official (bear) - 950.100.324_1

950.100.324_1

Insignia for the wife of a 5th rank military official (bear)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread and peacock feather
Geography: China
Date: 1840-1860 ?
Period: Daoguang (r. 1821-1850) or Xianfeng (r. 1850-1861), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
30.3 x 31.4 cm
Object number: 950.100.324
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionInsignia for the back of the pufu (overcoat) of the wife of a 5th rank military offcial (bear). Blue-black satin ground entirely covered with peking knot and couching. Right-facing animal on mound in billows containing buddhist symbols; peaches and peonies growing from rocks at sides; clouds and bats against background of couched peacock feathers. Fret border of couched gold thread
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