Insignia for a 3rd rank civil official (peacock) - 950.100.55.A-B_1


Insignia for a 3rd rank civil official (peacock)

Medium:Silk tabby embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: 1840-1860 ?
Period: Daoguang (r. 1821-1850) or Xianfeng (r. 1850-1861), Qing Dynasty
36 x 36 cm
Object number: 950.100.55.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of a man's pufu (overcoat); civil rank of the 3rd degree, symbolized by a peacock. Blue-black silk tabby embroidered in silk floss with satin stitch against background of tendrils in couched gold thread. Bird on mound in billows with precious objects; peaches and peonies growing from rocks at sides; clouds. Fret border in couched gold thread. Front halves uncut.
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