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Court insignia badge for first degree civil official (buzi)

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Court insignia badge (buzi) embroidered with two cranes symbollic of first rank civil official. Cranes are placed within a roundel, typical of early Kangxi period. Blue silk twill embroidered in satin stitch of white, green, yellow, black and brick silk, against a ground of couched gold. Waves,...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on February 7, 1924

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1650–1700

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Measured 9/4/2003 as 13 1/4" H x 12 3/4" W 33.7 x 29.8 cm (13 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.)

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Silk twill-weave ground embroidered with silk, peacock-feather and gold-metallic threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts