Insignia for a 2nd rank civil official (golden pheasant) - 972.163.39.A-C_3

972.163.39.A-C_3

Insignia for a 2nd rank civil official (golden pheasant)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk
Geography: China
Date: 1860-1900
Period: Jiaqing (r. 1796-1820) or Daoguang (r. 1821-1850), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
24.4 x 26.5 cm
Object number: 972.163.39.A-C
Credit Line: GIFT OF MRS. WILLIAM C. WHITE
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of a pufu (overcoat) for a 2nd rank civil official (golden pheasant). Black silk satin embroidered in silk floss. Left-facing bird separately worked  in brilliant polychrome satin stitch embroidery and applied to centre on a rock emerging from waves and billows border. Ground filled with clouds, some terminating in dragon heads, with scattered bats and applied red sun disc in upper left corner. Fret and scroll border on all sides.
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