Insignia for a 4th rank civil official (goose) - 975.161_1

975.161_1

Insignia for a 4th rank civil official (goose)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: 1850-1900
Period: Daoguang (r. 1821-1850) or Xianfeng (r. 1850-1861), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
30 x 30 cm
Object number: 975.161
Credit Line: GIFT OF DR. HSIO-YEN SHIH
Not on view
DescriptionInsignia badge for the back of a pufu (overcoat) for a 4th rank civil official (goose). Navy blue silk satin embroidered with silk floss in satin stitch, with outlines of couched gold filé. Left-facing goose standing on rock facing sun disc in upper left; waves below. Buddhist symbols scattered on a cloud-filled ground above. Floral scroll border set between gold filé guards.
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