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

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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Louis H. Farlow

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

10.48a

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold metallic threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes