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Title

Dragon roundel, imperial consort of third rank


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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


Details


Place where the work was made

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.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

230.2011



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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