An image of Insignia badge for the wife of a 5th rank military official with bear

Unknown Artist

Insignia badge for the wife of a 5th rank military official with bear

Location
Not on display
Further information

This is an insignia badge for the wife of a 5th rank military official. The insignia depicted is a bear that is couched in gold wrapped thread. The rock, representing the earth would have been originally couched with peacock feathers but this has not survived. The border of the badge was probably applied in Tibet.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 17 April 2001

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Yongzheng 1723–1735
Year
1723-1735
Media
Textile
Medium
embroidery
Dimensions
37.0 x 38.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Judith Rutherford 2001
Accession number
27.2001