Insignia for the rank of imperial official (mang dragon) - 950.100.231.A-C_1_A

950.100.231.A-C_1_A

Insignia for the rank of imperial official (mang dragon)

Medium:Silk twill embroidered in silk and gold thread
Geography: China
Date: late 19th century
Period: Tongzhi (r. 1861-1875) or Guangxu (r. 1875-1908), Qing Dynasty
Dimensions:
26 x 26 cm
Object number: 950.100.231.A-C
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sigmund Samuel
Not on view
DescriptionSet of insignia badges for the front and back of a man or woman's pufu (overcoat); imperial official or family member with five-clawed dragon (mang). Black silk twill ground. Design embroidered with silk floss in satin stitch, stem stitch, and couching. Dragon in couched gold thread, satin stitch and stem stitch suspended above billows containing buddhist symbols and multicoloured striped lishui (deep water). Background of clouds and bats and taoist symbols. Analine purple in wave border and symbols. Edged with blue braid.
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