Insignia for the rank of imperial official (mang dragon) - 950.100.230.A-B_1_A

950.100.230.A-B_1_A

Insignia for the rank of imperial official (mang dragon)

Medium:Silk and gold tapestry (kesi)
Geography: China
Date: 1840-1860 ?
Period: Daoguang (r. 1821-1850) or Xianfeng (r. 1850-1861), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
30 x 32 cm
Object number: 950.100.230.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of an imperial official's pufu (overcoat): 5-clawed front-facing dragon (mang). Dragon suspended above blue billows with precious objects; clouds and bats on a background of gold tendrils on a blue-black ground. Border of detached fret patterns in gold on blue-black ground.
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