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phoenix rank badge
  • China
    active: China
  • phoenix rank badge, late 1400s–early 1500s, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk and gold-wrapped thread, k'o-ssu
  • Length/Width/Depth: 13 1/4 x 14 1/2 in
    Length/Width/Depth: 33.5 x 37 cm
  • Museum purchase: R. Charles and Mary Margaret Clevenger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1999.0199
Label Text

Rank badge that is decorated with two phoenixes, one of which is in flight. It has a central peony flanked by two other peonies. It is decorated in shades of blue, green, and orange.