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Title

Censor’s Badge ('xiezhi')

circa 1790

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    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.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    234.2011
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China