Insignia for a 1st rank military official (qilin) - 950.100.22.A-B_1


Insignia for a 1st rank military official (qilin)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
12 1/4 x 12 in.
Object number: 950.100.22.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia for the front and back of a man's pufu (overcoat); military rank of the 1st degree (qilin). Blue-black satin ground; design embroidered in silk floss and gold thread. Qilin right-facing (as worn). Animal on flat-topped mound above wave border containing four Buddhist symbols; clouds and other four Buddhist symbols in blue, green, and red peking knot outlined with couched white cord, against background of couched gold thread. Fret border of couched gold thread. Front halves uncut.
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