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golden pheasant rank badge
  • China
  • golden pheasant rank badge, late 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, gold and silver-wrapped thread, embroidering
  • Paper Type: satin, couching
  • Object Length/Width: 32 x 32 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in
  • Gift of Cooper Union through Oberlin College
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0347.01
Label Text

Golden pheasant rank badge that is embroidered on a blue-black satin ground. There are designs of crane, fish, waves, clouds, flowers, flaming jewel, endless knot, and two other felicitous symbols on the badge. There are felicitous characters on the border. It is mostly gold, silver and polychrome on a blue-black background.

One of two panels.