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F2017.7

Rank badge – double phoenix

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

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. …