Insignia for a 3rd rank civil official (peacock) - 950.100.330_1

950.100.330_1

Insignia for a 3rd rank civil official (peacock)

Medium:Silk, gold and silver tapestry (kesi) with peacock feather and painted details
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
11 3/4 x 12 in.
Object number: 950.100.330
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionInsignia badge for the back of the pufu (overcoat) of a 3rd rank civil official (peacock). Silk, gold and silver tapestry (kesi) with painted details. Left-facing bird on mound in gold and silver wave border; gold and silver clouds; taoist symbols in blue against backround of peacock feathers. Border of joined swastikas. Painting on taoist symbols.
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