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An image of Censor’s Badge ('xiezhi') by

China

Title
Censor’s Badge ('xiezhi')
Place of origin
China
Period
Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Year
circa 1790
Media category
Textile
Materials used
gold and silver wrapped silk couching
Dimensions

28.5 x 29.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Dr David Ling 2011. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
234.2011
Location
Not on display
Further information

The censor’s badge depicts a 'xiezhi' - a mythical lion-like creature with spiky back and horn. Censors revealed corruption, monitored conduct and maintained order within the official classes. Censor’s were a group separate to the other officials.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2011