Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Rank Badge with Stylized Bear

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk, feather, and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 1/4 x 13 in. (33.7 x 33cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.65.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 599
The insignia of the fifth rank of military official is a stylized bear. The flames shooting from its body are a convention used to show supernatural powers
Related Objects

Rank Badge with Lion

Date: 15th century Medium: Silk and metallic-thread embroidery on silk gauze Accession: 1988.154.1 On view in:Not on view

Woman's Ceremonial Robe (The Bat Medallion Robe)

Date: first half of the18th century Medium: Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin Accession: 43.119 On view in:Not on view

Theatrical warrior’s jacket with dragons

Date: 18th century Medium: Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin Accession: 45.89 On view in:Gallery 220

Theatrical robe with flowers and butterflies

Date: 18th century Medium: Silk thread embroidery on silk satin Accession: 30.76.30 On view in:Gallery 220

Theatrical jacket with dragons

Date: 18th century Medium: Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin Accession: 30.76.18 On view in:Gallery 220