Insignia for the wife of a 1st rank civil official (crane) - 950.100.137_1

950.100.137_1

Insignia for the wife of a 1st rank civil official (crane)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk, gold and silver thread
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
13 1/4 x 13 1/4 in.
Object number: 950.100.137
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionCircular insignia badge for the front of the pufu (overcoat) of the wife of a 1st rank civil official (crane). Dark purple satin embroidered with silk floss in satin stitch outlined with couched gold and silver thread. Left-facing bird (as worn) on mound in wave border composed of billows and curved striped lishui (deep water); blue clouds and taoist symbols in which analine pink, purple and green predominate. Border of two variations of shou character in couched gold and silver thread. Front halves remain uncut.
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