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

Chinese
Qing dynasty
mid 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width: 11 7/16 x 11 5/8 in. (29 x 29.5 cm)

Accession Number

10.55a

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) in slit tapestry with design of silver pheasant (fifth-rank civil official) rising from the waves, clouds, bats and flowers in white, blue, pink, red, yellow and green silk and gold thread on a dark blue ground. One of pair with 10.55b.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Louis H. Farlow