Insignia for a 9th rank civil official (flycatcher) - ROM2013_13731_11

ROM2013_13731_11

Insignia for a 9th rank civil official (flycatcher)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
12 1/4 x 12 in.
Object number: 950.100.145.A-C
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of a pufu (overcoat) of a 9th rank civil official (paradise flycatcher). Navy blue satin embroidered with silk floss in peking knot and couched cord and gold thread. Left-facing bird; cloud background with bats and billowing wave border containing buddhist symbols worked in couched gold thread. Fret border of couched gold thread.
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