Insignia for a 4th rank civil official (goose) - ROM2013_13731_8


Insignia for a 4th rank civil official (goose)

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: early 18th century
Period: Kangxi (r. 1661-1722) or Yongzheng (r. 1722-1735), Qing Dynasty
9 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.
Object number: 950.100.279.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 4th rank civil official (goose). Black satin ground entirely covered with silk floss embroidery design in satin stitch and couched gold thread. Right-facing white bird with head turned left on blue mound in green billows with precious objects above multicoloured striped waves. Rebus of jar, three halberd and jade chime to the right of the mound. Clouds closely embroidered against a light blue background. Narrow border of couched gold thread.
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