Insignia for a 1st rank military official (qilin) - 950.100.21.A-C_1

950.100.21.A-C_1

Insignia for a 1st rank military official (qilin)

Medium:Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) with silver thread and peacock feathers
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: 950.100.21.A-C
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of a pufu (overcoat) of a military official of the 1st degree (qilin). Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) with gold and silver thread and peacock feathers. Animal in gold, silver and peacock feathers with couched details against a background of blue clouds on a dark blue ground. Red sun. Border of lotus and tendrils in gold and silver.
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