Two nearly identical rank badges – bear

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    first half of the sixteenth century
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W (.1): 32.6 × 35.8 cm (12 13/16 × 14 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Shirley Z. Johnson
  • Type

    Costume and Textile
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