Insignia for a 2nd rank military official (lion) - 950.100.316_1

950.100.316_1

Insignia for a 2nd rank military official (lion)

Medium:Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) with painted detail
Geography: China
Date: 1750-1799
Period: Qianlong (r. 1735-1795), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
26.5 x 27 cm
Object number: 950.100.316
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionInsignia badge for the front of the pufu (overcoat) of a 2nd rank military official (lion). Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) with a little painting on the rocks. Navy ground with design in green, red, blue, yellow and some gold; painted border of gold band inside navy band. Lion's body faces left, with the head turned to the right. Animal is on a grassy bank by a stream. Peonies growing from rocks in lower right corner with high rocks on the left side. There is a pagoda on the right side, and multicoloured clouds above in the background.
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