Insignia for a 3rd rank civil official (peacock) - 950.100.52.A-B_1


Insignia for a 3rd rank civil official (peacock)

Medium:Silk and gold tapestry (kesi) with painted detail
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
30.6 x 31.7 cm
Object number: 950.100.52.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of a man's pufu (overcoat); civil insignia of the 3rd degree with peacock. Navy ground silk and gold tapestry (kesi). Right-facing bird perched on rock above billowing waves with precious objects; sky with bats and clouds against a background of gold tendrils and lotus. Border of tendrils and lotus. Some painted details.
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