Insignia for a 6th rank civil official (egret) - ROM2018_16752_1

ROM2018_16752_1

Insignia for a 6th rank civil official (egret)

Medium:Silk; undetermined : gauze; weft-patterned; embroidered
Geography: China
Date: second half of the 19th century ?
Period: Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
11 1/2 x 12 in.
Object number: 950.100.212.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
On view
Gallery Location:The Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume
DescriptionSet of insignia for the front and back of the pufu (overcoat) of a 6th rank civil official (egret). Black silk tabby with weft-patterned design in dull yellow silk; bird embroidered with white silk in knot stitch and outlined with couched blue cord; legs of couched gold thread. Sun embroidered in tent stitch with red silk. Left-facing bird on mound in wave border with Taoist symbols in water and sky; bats and clouds above. Border of scrolls and lotus.
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