Rank badge – two egrets

Two egrets (sixth rank civil) flying in bands of multi-colored clouds. Woven in the kesi technique.

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 15th century
Medium
Silk woven in the kesi technique
Dimensions
H x W: 32.4 × 36.9 cm (12 3/4 × 14 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Shirley Z. Johnson
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F2017.9
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Costume and Textile
Type

Textile

Keywords
China, cloud, egret, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), slit tapestry
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Two egrets (sixth rank civil) flying in bands of multi-colored clouds. Woven in the kesi technique.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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