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Court Insignia badge (buzi)

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Court insignia badge (buzi) of silk slit tapestry with design of two phoenix, one perched on a rock, and large peonies in polychrome silk and gold metallic threads; probably worn by a princess or high ranking noblewoman.

Provenance

Frederick L. Jack Fund; Purchased by the MFA, 1984

Credit Line

Frederick L. Jack Fund

Chinese, Ming dynasty, 1600 to 1644

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Measured 9/4/2003 12 7/8" H x 14" W 34.9 x 33.0 cm (13 3/4 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

1984.225

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold-metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes