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

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1880s


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width: 11 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. (29.8 x 29.5 cm)

Accession Number

10.49b

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold metallic thread

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Court insignia badge (buzi) with design of waves, clouds, a bear (fifth-rank military official), auspicious Buddhist symbols and flowers in various shades of blue, white and orange silk and metallic gold thread on a blue silk ground; border of interlocking swastika pattern in metallic gold on a dark blue ground. One of pair with 10.49a.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Louis H. Farlow