Insignia for a 7th rank civil official (mandarin duck) - 950.100.162.A-C_1

950.100.162.A-C_1

Insignia for a 7th rank civil official (mandarin duck)

Medium:Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) with painted detail
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
29.5 x 31 cm
Object number: 950.100.162.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 7th rank civil official (mandarin duck). Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) with painted shading and details. Left-facing bird on mound in wave border composed of frothy billows and lishui (deep water); clouds and bats above. Gold fret background pattern against black. Meander border of gold against dark blue.
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