Insignia for the wife of a censor's rank military official (xiezhi) - 950.100.36.A-C_1

950.100.36.A-C_1

Insignia for the wife of a censor's rank military official (xiezhi)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: early 19th century ?
Period: Jiaqing (r. 1796-1820) or Daoguang (r. 1821-1850), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
30 x 32 cm
Object number: 950.100.36.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 the wife of a censor, whose rank is symbolized by a xiezhi, a mythical animal with a dragon's head and a lion's body. Blue-black satin ground entirely covered with silk floss and gold embroidery in peking knot and couching. Left-facing body of animal, head turned right (as worn). Animal on mound above billowing water with Buddhist symbols. Peaches and peonies on the sides with bats and clouds in sky above. Border of tendrils and shou characters. Front halves are sewn together.
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