Court insignia badge (buzi) for fifth-rank civil official

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1880s


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 12 3/8 in. (30.5 x 31.5 cm)

Accession Number

10.48b

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold metallic threads

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Court insignia badge (buzi) of silk slit tapestry with design of phoenix (fifth-rank civil official) rising from the waves, flowers, bats, sun, and clouds in white, various shades of blue, orange and green silk and gold thread on a dark blue ground. One of pair with 1048a.

Provenance

Gift from Louis H. Farlow to the MFA, March 3, 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Louis H. Farlow