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

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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...

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

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Gift of Louis H. Farlow

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1880s

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Height x width: 11 7/8 x 12 in. (30.2 x 30.5 cm)

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Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold metallic thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts