Insignia for the wife of a 3rd rank military official (leopard) - ROM2008_9910_1

ROM2008_9910_1

Insignia for the wife of a 3rd rank military official (leopard)

Medium:Silk tapestry with gold- and silver-wrapped thread and pigment
Geography: China
Date: 1890 – 1905
Period: Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
29.5 x 31 cm
Object number: 950.100.15.A-C
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionThe lack of landscape references on this badge gives this style the name Reform, a reference to the attempt of the Guangxu emperor (r. 1875 – 1908) to institute a number of reforms to the Qing dynasty government in 1898. This short-lived effort was curtailed by the emperor’s aunt, the Dowager Empress, who assumed control as regent.
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