Pair of rank badges – lions

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Two rank badges in kesi with lions (first rank military) sitting on the ground amidst two peonies, clouds, two rolls of water and three rocks.
Framed in gold leaf under direction of Spink & Son, Ltd.

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Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 16th century
Medium
Silk
Dimensions
H x W (.1): 32.6 × 35.8 cm (12 13/16 × 14 1/8 in) H x W (.2): 34 × 35.6 cm (13 3/8 × 14 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Shirley Z. Johnson
Accession Number
F2017.8.1-2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile
Type

Textile

Keywords
China, cloud, lion, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), peony, rock, water
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Two rank badges in kesi with lions (first rank military) sitting on the ground amidst two peonies, clouds, two rolls of water and three rocks.
Framed in gold leaf under direction of Spink & Son, Ltd.

Published References
  • Ms. Shirley Z. Johnson. A Textile Collector's Approach to Collecting. July-August Hong Kong, 1995. 126, 128-129, 5.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum