Insignia for a 3rd rank civil official (peacock) - 950.100.70_1

950.100.70_1

Insignia for a 3rd rank civil official (peacock)

Medium:Satin embroidered is silk and peacock feather
Geography: China
Date: c. early 18th century
Period: Kangxi (r. 1661-1722) or Yongzheng (r. 1722-1735), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
31.2 x 32 cm
Object number: 950.100.70
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
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DescriptionInsignia badge for the back of a pufu (overcoat) for a civil rank official of the 3rd degree (peacock). Dark blue satin embroidered with silk floss in peking knot and couched peacock feathers on bird's tail and crest. Right-facing bird on mound in billows containing taoist symbols; peaches and peonies growning from rocks at sides; clouds and bats. Border of blue and red lotus and tendrils.
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