An image of Censor’s Badge ('xiezhi')

Unknown Artist

Censor’s Badge ('xiezhi')

Location
Not on display
Further information

The censor’s badge depicts a 'xiezhi' - a mythical lion-like creature with spiky back and horn. Censors revealed corruption, monitored conduct and maintained order within the official classes. Censor’s were a group separate to the other officials.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2011

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911
Year
circa 1790
Media
Textile
Medium
gold and silver wrapped silk couching
Dimensions
28.5 x 29.0 cm
Credit
Gift of Dr David Ling 2011. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
234.2011