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Insignia for an imperial family member (mang dragon)

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Insignia for an imperial family member (mang dragon)

Medium:Brocaded satin with silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: 1675-1700
Period: Kangxi (r. 1661-1722), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
37.5 x 39.5 cm
Object number: 950.100.429
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
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DescriptionCircular badge for the heir apparent, with 5-clawed dragon (mang). Navy blue silk satin with brocaded design in dark green, red, blue, and gold file plus strips of gilt paper. Large 5-clawed profile dragon with flaming pearl. Mountain on either side and at bottom centre with billows and foam between and three-coloured clouds filling ground. Wide border attached of dark purplish-blue satin figured in small dragon medallions and symbols in gold file; outer edge piped with green silk.
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