Insignia for a 5th rank civil official (silver pheasant) - 950.100.332_1


Insignia for a 5th rank civil official (silver pheasant)

Medium:Silk embroidered satin
Geography: China
Date: early 19th century ?
Period: Jiaqing (r. 1796-1820) or Daoguang (r. 1821-1850), Qing Dynasty
12 3/4 x 13 in.
Object number: 950.100.332
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionLeft and right halves of an insignia for the front of the pufu (overcoat) of a 5th rank civil official (silver pheasant). Navy satin embroidered with silk floss in knot stitch, motifs outlined in white cord. Left-facing bird on mound above billows with buddhist symbols and precious objects; peonies and peaches grow from rocks at the sides; clouds and bats in the sky above. Border of embroidered bats and shou signs with gold thread.
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