Insignia for a 7th rank civil official (mandarin duck) - 950.100.158.A-B_1

950.100.158.A-B_1

Insignia for a 7th rank civil official (mandarin duck)

Medium:Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) with painted detail
Geography: China
Date: 19th century
Period: Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
34.5 x 36 cm
Object number: 950.100.158.A-B
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 7th rank civil official (mandarin duck). Silk and gold tapestry (kesi). Left-facing bird on mound in billows with precious objects; peaches and peonies grow from rocks at sides; clouds and bats above against gold background. Some painting on all motifs except clouds. Fret border variation in gold against dark blue ground. Front halves sewn together.
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