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egret rank badge
  • China
  • egret rank badge, 1800s or 1900s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • one of a pair
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, ink, gold thread, silver thread
  • Object Height/Width: 30 x 29.2 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 3/4 x 11 1/2 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0047
Label Text

Egret rank badge that is decorated with kesi and painting on deep blue ground. It has a Mandarin Square panel, cloud forms, and a diagonal pattern. There is a white bird (identified as an egret) in the middle of the design.