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Title

Censor’s Badge ('xiezhi')

circa 1790


Artists

Unknown Artist


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


Details


Place where the work was made

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



Place

Where the work was made
China