Insignia for a 1st rank military official (qilin) - 950.100.327.A-B_1

950.100.327.A-B_1

Insignia for a 1st rank military official (qilin)

Medium:Silk, gold and silver tapestry (kesi) with peacock feather
Geography: China
Date: 1840-1860 ?
Period: Daoguang (r. 1821-1850) or Xianfeng (r. 1850-1861), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
11 1/4 x 12 1/2 in.
Object number: 950.100.327.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionInsignia badge for the front of the pufu (overcoat) of a 1st rank military official (qilin). Left-facing mythical animal on mound in wave border; clouds and bats, all woven in gold and silver thread, against a background of peacock feathers. Border of lotus and tendrils in gold against dark blue ground.
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