Insignia for a 5th rank civil official (silver pheasant) - 950.100.99.A-C_1

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Insignia for a 5th rank civil official (silver pheasant)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.
Object number: 950.100.99.A-C
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of the pufu (overcoat) of a 5th rank civil official, symbolized by a silver pheasant. Purple-black satin embroidered with silk floss in satin stitch and stem stitch: bright blue and analine purple predominate. Bird and sun appliqued on square. Right-facing bird on mound in billows against cloud and fret background. Flower basket above. Border of peaches, bats, peonies, shou characters, and endless knots.
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