Insignia for a 5th rank civil official (silver pheasant) - ROM2016_15092_4

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Insignia for a 5th rank civil official (silver pheasant)

Medium:Silk textile embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
12 x 12 3/4 in.
Object number: 950.100.337
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionInsignia badge for the back of the pufu (overcoat) of a 5th rank civil official (silver pheasant). Undetermined weave with design embroidered in silk satin stitch and gold couching. Left-facing white bird in satin stitch on mound in wave border against background of clouds, tendrils, and buddhist symbols, all in couched gold thread. Border of two variations of shou characters in couched gold thread.
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