Art/ Collection/ Art Object

清乾隆 刺繡白鷴補
Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk, pearls, and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin
Dimensions:
10 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. (26 x 26.7 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929
Accession Number:
30.75.899
Not on view
An exquisite example of Qing rank badge, this badge use minuscule pearls to render the white feathers of the bird in addition to extremely refined embroidery. The silver pheasant corresponds to the fifth civil rank.
William Christian Paul , the Bronx, NY (until d. 1929)
New York. American Museum of Natural History. "Pearls: A Natural History," January 1, 2002–April 14, 2002.

Chicago. Field Museum of Natural History. "Pearls: A Natural History," June 28, 2002–January 5, 2003.

Royal Ontario Museum. "Pearls: A Natural History," September 18, 2004–January 9, 2005.

National Museum of Nature and Science,Tokyo. "Pearls: A Natural History," October 1, 2005–January 15, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," August 6, 2008–February 8, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection," August 15, 2015–June 19, 2016.

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