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Court insignia badge for fifth degree civil official (buzi)

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Court insignia badge (buzi) with design of silver pheasant (fifth-rank civil official) gazing at the sun and standing on a rock emerging from the sea, peaches, peonies, ju-i, bat, and clouds in pink, blue, green, red, lavender, black and white silk and gold-wrapped thread tapestry; border of...

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Gift of Mrs. Bill Knapp to the MFA in 1950

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Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Chinese, Qing dynasty, early 19th century

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Measured 9/4/2003 as 12" H x 12 3/16" W 31 x 31 cm (12 3/16 x 12 3/16 in.)

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Silk and gold-metallic thread slit tapestry with ink and color


Textiles and Fashion Arts