Collection Area: Chinese Art

60 objects
F2017.8.1-2

Two nearly identical rank badges – bear

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Two rank badges woven in the kesi technique depicting a bear sitting on a rock amidst two tree peonies, with scrolling clouds in the sky and ground and roiling waves in the foreground.

F2017.7

Rank badge – double phoenix

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“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. …

F1983.12.8

Inkstick

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1983.12.8