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
Place where the work was made
Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
gold and silver wrapped silk couching
28.5 x 29.0 cm
Gift of Dr David Ling 2011. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display