Insignia for an imperial official with the rank of a 5-clawed dragon (long) - 950.100.298_1

950.100.298_1

Insignia for an imperial official with the rank of a 5-clawed dragon (long)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: 1795-1850
Period: Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
32 x 32.5 cm
Object number: 950.100.298
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
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DescriptionInsignia badge for the back of the pufu (overcoat) of an imperial official or duke with the rank of a 5-clawed dragon (long). Dark blue satin entirely covered with silk floss embroidery in satin stitch and couched gold thread. Gold dragon suspended above billows with precious objects; peaches growing from rock at right; background entirely filled with clouds and a few bats. Border of lotus and scrolls.
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