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

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Court insignia badge (buzi) for civil official of the first rank worn on back of robe with design of Manchurian crane, sun, clouds, waves and flowers embroidered in satin stitch in polychrome silk on navy blue satin ground and couched in gold-wrapped thread; floral border; lined with blue silk.

Provenance

Anonymous gift (Miss Eleanor Gardiner) Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1880 to 1900

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 30.9 x 29.5 cm (12 3/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

41.842

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with floss silk and couched gold-wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes