Insignia for a 2nd rank civil official (golden pheasant) - 950.100.266.A-B_1


Insignia for a 2nd rank civil official (golden pheasant)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: early 19th century
Period: Jiaqing (r. 1796-1820) or Daoguang (r. 1821-1850), Qing Dynasty
12 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
Object number: 950.100.266.A-B
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 2nd rank civil official (golden pheasant). Dark brown satin ground entirely covered with embroidery in peking knot outlined with white cord and background filled with couched gold thread. Left-facing bird on mound in billows containing buddhist symbols; peaches and peonies growning from rocks at sides; clouds and bats. Fret border of couched gold thread. Front halves uncut.
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