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Title

Insignia badge for the wife of a 5th rank military official with bear


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This is an insignia badge for the wife of a 5th rank military official. The insignia depicted is a bear that is couched in gold wrapped thread. The rock, representing the earth would have been originally couched with peacock feathers but this has not survived. The border of the badge was probably applied in Tibet.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 17 April 2001


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1723-1735


Media category

Textile


Materials used

embroidery


Dimensions

37.0 x 38.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Judith Rutherford 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

27.2001



Place

Where the work was made
China

Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


David Hugus, Ladder to the clouds, intrigue and tradition in Chinese rank, 'Evolution of Chi'ing Dynasty squares', pg. 215-290, Berkeley, 1999, 234, 235 (colour illus.). plate no. 15.017

David K. Hugus and David S. Yee, Arts of Asia, 'Evolution of Yongzheng Rank Badges', pg. 66-79, Hong Kong, Jan 2011-Feb 2011, 70 (colour illus.). image no. 10

Judith Rutherford and Jackie Menzies (Editors), Celestial silks: Chinese religious & court textiles, Sydney, 2004, 87, 89 (colour illus.). cat.no. 55