Classification: Costume and Textile

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Badge for third rank civil official with two peacocks, peonies, clouds, and lingzhi fungus

This Badge depicts two peacocks–the peacock being the insignia for a Third Rank Civil Official (and by some accounts was also used for fourth-rank officials in the Ming). One peacock soars in flight and the other stands on a rock near water. Peony blossoms, symbolic of prosperity and honor, and a sprig “lingzhi, the so-called …