Insignia for an imperial official with the rank of a 5-clawed dragon (long) - 950.100.297.A-B_1

950.100.297.A-B_1

Insignia for an imperial official with the rank of a 5-clawed dragon (long)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk, gold and silver thread
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
30 x 16 cm
Object number: 950.100.297.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionInsignia badge for the front of the pufu (overcoat) of an imperial official with the rank of a 5-clawed dragon (long). Navy silk embroidered in silk floss with the dragon in gold and silver thread with red, blue and white details. Variegated waves with buddhist symbols; clouds, bats and taoist symbols above. Border of bats and shou characters.
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