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

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Court insignia badge (buzi) in silk slit tapestry with design of tiger (fourth-rank military offical), waves, clouds and flowers in white and various shades of blue silk and gold metallic thread on a dark blue ground; touched up with paint.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Louis H. Farlow

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1880s

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 11 11/16 x 11 in. (29.7 x 28 cm)

Accession Number

09.606

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold metallic threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes