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清晚期 一品文官仙鶴補
Rank badge with crane

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Pearls, coral and glass beads, and silk embroidery on silk satin
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 x 9 1/2 in. (22.9 x 24.1 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929
Accession Number:
30.75.980
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 220
The crane corresponds to the first civil rank. In this badge, embroidery in silk was supplemented with eye-catching beading. The crane's characteristic red head and the sun disk, for example, are rendered in small coral beads; the crane's body and some of the flowers are in pearls; and the crane's legs and bill are in green beads.
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," June 28, 2002–January 5, 2003.

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.

Milwaukee Public Museum. "Pearls: A Natural History," March 5, 2005–June 26, 2005.

Natural History Museum of London. "Pearls: A Natural History," April 7, 2006–October 15, 2006.

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

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Spirited Creatures: Animal Representations in Chinese Silk and Lacquer," October 21, 2017–July 22, 2018.

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