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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
Not on view
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
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Costumes from the Forbidden City," 1945.

Allentown Art Museum. "Stiches in Time: A World Survey of Embroidery," March 5, 1978–April 30, 1978.

Lincroft. Monmouth Museum. "Curious Creatures and Bizarre Beasts," January 28, 1979–April 15, 1979.

Fitchburg Art Museum. "Costumes from the Forbidden City," May 15, 1989–August 31, 1989.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," 2007.

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