Collection Area: Chinese Art

60 objects

Two nearly identical rank badges – bear

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.


Rank badge – double phoenix

“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. …