[X] phoenix [X] Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644) [X] Chinese Art
12 objects
S2012.9.1645

Phoenix

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2012.9.1645
F2017.7

Rank badge – double phoenix

https://asia.si.edu/object/F2017.7
<p>&#8220;Ming-period insignia (rank) badge woven in the kesi (slit, or discontinuous-weft, tapestry) tecnhique that depicts a band of swirling water at the bottom, behind which a blue rock sits flanked by two peony flowers. A phoenix perches on the rock. A second phoenix flies amongst elongated clouds in the sky, swooping down towards its mate. &#8230;</p>