|Native Name||Buzi (補子)|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||Early 20th Century|
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Three Halberds with Vase
|Credit Line:||Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952|
|Other Number:||5-C-7 - Other Number|
Square rank badge for the front of the robe of a wife of fifth rank civil official. Silver pheasant in couched gold thread flys towards sun. Eight bats, the Eight Buddhist symbols, a vase with jade stone and three halberds float among the blue clouds. Border of alternating bats, shou characters in couched gold thread. Satin stitch, couched twisted silk also used on blue-black satin. Vertical seam down center. Blue silk backing. This badge appears to be from the Reform Period of 1898 within the Guangxu Period (1875-1908 CE), or in that style.
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