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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
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
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