Insignia for a 1st rank military official (qilin) - 950.100.25.A-C_1


Insignia for a 1st rank military official (qilin)

Medium:Tapestry (kesi) in silk. gold and silver thread
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
11 3/4 x 12 1/4 in.
Object number: 950.100.25.A-C
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of rank insignia badges for the front and back of a man's pufu (overcoat); military rank of the 1st degree (qilin). Silk tapestry (kesi weave). Right-facing animal centred against background of clouds all woven in gold and silver against a black background. Red sun. Border of joined swastikas.
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