Insignia for a 7th rank civil official (mandarin duck) - 950.100.161.A-C_1

950.100.161.A-C_1

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

Medium:Silk satin with gold weft-patterning and embroidery
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
28 x 29 cm
Object number: 950.100.161.A-C
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). Brownish-black satin weft-patterned in gold thread. Sun in couched red cord. Left-facing bird  on mound in wave border; clouds and taoist symbols against quatrefoil-patterned background with swastikas and lotus. Border of bats and shou characters.
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