Insignia for a 3rd rank civil official (peacock) - 950.100.62.A-B_1


Insignia for a 3rd rank civil official (peacock)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: early 19th century ?
Period: Jiaqing (r. 1796-1820) or Daoguang (r. 1821-1850), Qing Dynasty
30.5 x 31 cm
Object number: 950.100.62.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of a man's pufu (overcoat); civil rank of the 3rd degree (peacock). Blue-black satin entirely covered with embroidery in silk floss with peking knot stitch outlined with couched white cord, and background filled with couched gold thread. Left-facing bird on mound in billows that contain Buddhist symbols; peaches and peonies growing from rock at sides; clouds and bats. Border of tendrils and shou characters are in couched gold thread against a background filled with blue peking knot stitch. Front halves sewn together.
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