An image of Dragon roundel, imperial consort of third rank

Unknown Artist

Dragon roundel, imperial consort of third rank

Location
Not on display
Further information

This is a dragon roundel worn by an Imperial consort of third rank. In total there would have been eight roundels on the consort’s dress. The dragon is embroidered in gold thread with silver edging. Dragon roundels were worn by those of the upper ranks of the nobility.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2011

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Daoguang 1821–1850
Media
Textile
Medium
embroidered silk, extensive gold thread
Dimensions
30.5 cm diam. (irreg.)
Credit
Gift of Dr David Ling 2011. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
230.2011