Keywords: slit tapestry

43 objects

Tapestry: a Bodhisattva

Tapestry: a Bodhisattva. Woven in color and gold; additions of pigment. Two brief inscriptions. Eleven seals. Manuscript with nine seals above. Label and two seals on the back.


Badge for third rank civil official with two peacocks, peonies, clouds, and lingzhi fungus

This Badge depicts two peacocks–the peacock being the insignia for a Third Rank Civil Official (and by some accounts was also used for fourth-rank officials in the Ming). One peacock soars in flight and the other stands on a rock near water. Peony blossoms, symbolic of prosperity and honor, and a sprig “lingzhi, the so-called …