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Asian Art

Rank Badge with “Qilin” for First Degree Military Official

mid-18th century

Silk, worked in satin stitch, peking knot, and laid stitches, couched gold- and silver-wrapped thread against a background of couched peacock feathers
Dark blue silk satin weave with couched gold, peacock feather filament thred, and multicolor silk embroidery

11 1/4 × 12 in. (28.5 × 30.5 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1947.208
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Julia St. Clair Krenz (1882 - 1971) Collection, New York; Alice Boney (1901 - 1988), New York; Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955) New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Loretta N Staples, A Sense of Pattern: Textile Masterworks from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1981), 12–13, no. 4, ill.

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