Insignia for a 1st rank civil official (crane) - 950.100.319_1


Insignia for a 1st rank civil official (crane)

Medium:Canvas embroidered in silk
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
11 1/2 x 12 in.
Object number: 950.100.319
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionInsignia badge for the front of the pufu (overcoat) of a 1st rank civil official (crane). White canvas ground entirely covered with embroidered design in tent stitch. Left-facing bird on mound in green billows with lucky symbols against blue clouds on black ground. Border of fret design in yellow, green, and dark green tendrils.
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