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

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Gift of Louis H. Farlow

Chinese, Qing dynasty, about 1900

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

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Silk satin embroidered with couched gold and silver wrapped threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts