Insignia for a 1st rank civil official (crane) - ROM2013_13295_19


Insignia for a 1st rank civil official (crane)

Medium:Silk and gold tapestry (kesi)
Geography: China
Date: 1600-1644
Period: Ming Dynasty
19 x 19 cm
Object number: 950.100.124.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 1st rank civil official (crane). Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) in Ming style. Front and back not identical in colour or design. Crane's body is left-facing as worn, with head turned to the right. Bird flying just above blue mound in billows with pearls and rhino horn. Large green-blue and pink clouds with red sun against a brown background.
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