Insignia for a 1st rank civil official (crane) - ROM2014_14337_9


Insignia for a 1st rank civil official (crane)

Medium:Silk tabby embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: early 18th century
Period: Kangxi (r. 1661-1722), Qing Dynasty
33.5 x 33 cm
Object number: 950.100.122
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 1st rank civil official (crane). Red silk tabby entirely covered with embroidered silk floss in satin stitch and couching. Right-facing bird on mound in billows with pearls and coral; large groups of clouds in satin stitch outlined in couched gold thread against background of couched gold thread. Bound with dark yellow damask edged with black.
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