Insignia for the wife of a 3rd rank civil official (peacock) - ROM2018_16929_3

ROM2018_16929_3

Insignia for the wife of a 3rd rank civil official (peacock)

Medium:Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) with painted and embroidered detail
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
29 x 30 cm
Object number: 950.100.68
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
On view
Gallery Location:The Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume
DescriptionInsignia badge for the back of a pufu (overcoat) for the wife of a civil official with a 3rd degree rank (peacock). Silk and gold tapestry (kesi). Left-facing bird on mound in wave border with buddhist symbols; clouds, bats and taoist symbols against background of white tendrils on dark blue ground; stylized flowers grow from rock mounds at sides. Three rows of couched thread frames the design. Border of bats and shou characters. Painting throughout design.
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