Insignia for a 9th rank civil official (flycatcher) - ROM2008_9910_4


Insignia for a 9th rank civil official (flycatcher)

Medium:Silk damask embroidered in silk. gold and silver thread
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
29.5 x 31 cm
Object number: 950.100.147.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionThe left-facing bird (paradise flycatcher) stands on a mound in multicoloured  billows and striped lishui (deep water) waves. Clouds and buddhist symbols in background. Border of bats and shou characters
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