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
Place where the work was made
embroidered silk, extensive gold thread
30.5 cm diam. (irreg.)
Gift of Dr David Ling 2011. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
"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
Referenced in 1 publication
"Making the Grade": The Badge of Rank III: Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911), London, 1996, 33 (colour illus.). cat. no. 5486