Insignia for the wife of a 1st rank civil official (crane) - 950.100.136_1

950.100.136_1

Insignia for the wife of a 1st rank civil official (crane)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: 1800-1840
Period: Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
11 x 11 3/4 in.
Object number: 950.100.136
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionInsignia badge for the back of the pufu (overcoat) of the wife of a 1st rank civil official (crane). Dark blue satin ground entirely covered with design in peking knot. Left-facing bird on high pierced mound is partly covered by outline of an animal in couched gold thread added at a later date. Billows contain taoist symbols; peaches and peonies growing from rocks at sides; clouds and bats against a light blue background. Fret border in light blue peking knot on satin ground.
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