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

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Court insignia badge (buzi) of silk slit tapestry (kesi) worn by third-rank civil official with design of a peacock sitting on a rock amidst waves and surrounded by auspicious clouds and bats.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Edward Cunningham to the MFA on April 3, 1978

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Cunningham

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1850–75

Object Place

China

Dimensions

31.5 x 34 cm (12 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

78.27

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold-metallic threads with ink and color

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes