Insignia for the wife of a 4th rank civil official (goose) - 950.100.289.A-B_1

950.100.289.A-B_1

Insignia for the wife of a 4th rank civil official (goose)

Medium:Satin embroidered in gold and silver thread with coral beads
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
12 1/4 x 12 1/2 in.
Object number: 950.100.289.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of the pufu (overcoat) of the wife of a 4th rank civil official (goose). Black satin entirely covered with embroidered design in couched gold and silver threads. Right-facing bird on mound in wave border; clouds and taoist symbols, all in couched gold thread outlined with couched silver thread; sun of coral beads. Border of bats and shou characters.
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