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

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Court insignia badge (buzi) of dark blue satin with design of wild goose (fourth-rank civil official) rising from the waves, clouds, endless knot and other auspicious symbols surrounded by border with alternating Chinese character and bat motifs embroidered with couched gold and silver thread;...

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Provenance

Gift from Louis H. Farlow to the MFA, December 29, 1909

Credit Line

Gift of Louis H. Farlow

Chinese, Qing dynasty, about 1900

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 11 13/16 x 12 5/16 in. (30 x 31.3 cm)

Accession Number

09.605

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with couched gold and silver wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes