Insignia for the wife of a civil official of censor's rank (xiezhi) - 950.100.318_1

950.100.318_1

Insignia for the wife of a civil official of censor's rank (xiezhi)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk
Geography: China
Date: 1800-1850
Period: Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
31 x 32.5 cm
Object number: 950.100.318
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionInsignia badge for the back of the pufu (overcoat) of the wife of a member of the censoriate branch of bureaucracy (xiezhi). Navy blue satin embroidered in peking knot; some couching on animal. Left-facing mythical animal with head turned right, standing on a mound in blue and green billows containing taoist symbols; peaches and peonies growing from rocks at sides; clouds and bats above. Border of red and blue lotus.
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