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An image of Dragon roundel, imperial consort of third rank by
Alternate image of Dragon roundel, imperial consort of third rank by

China

Title
Dragon roundel, imperial consort of third rank
Place of origin
China
Period
Daoguang 1821 - 1850Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Media category
Textile
Materials used
embroidered silk, extensive gold thread
Dimensions

30.5 cm diam. (irreg.)

Credit
Gift of Dr David Ling 2011. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
230.2011
Location
Not on display
Further information

This is a dragon roundel worn by an Imperial consort of third rank. In total there would have been eight roundels on the consort’s dress. The dragon is embroidered in gold thread with silver edging. Dragon roundels were worn by those of the upper ranks of the nobility.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2011

Bibliography (1)

Linda Wrigglesworth, "Making the Grade": The Badge of Rank III: Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911), London, 1996, 33 (colour illus.). cat. no. 5486

Exhibition history (1)

"Making the Grade": The Badge of Rank III: Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911), Linda Wrigglesworth Ltd., London, 04 Dec 1996–24 Dec 1996