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

Chinese
Qing dynasty
about 1900


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width: 11 13/16 x 12 5/16 in. (30 x 31.3 cm)

Accession Number

09.605

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with couched gold and silver wrapped threads

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Court insignia badge (buzi) of dark blue satin with design of wild goose (fourth-rank civil official) rising from the waves, clouds, endless knot and other auspicious symbols surrounded by border with alternating Chinese character and bat motifs embroidered with couched gold and silver thread; lined with gray-blue silk.

Provenance

Gift from Louis H. Farlow to the MFA, December 29, 1909

Credit Line

Gift of Louis H. Farlow