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Mandarin embroidery with duck

Accession Number
1989/2.28

Title
Mandarin embroidery with duck

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
19th century

Medium & Support
embroidered silk

Dimensions
11 7/16 in. x 12 in. ( 29 cm x 30.5 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe

Label copy
Rank badge (buzi) of civil rank 7, mandarin duck China
Qing dynasty (1644–1912)
19th century
Embroidered silk
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Johe, 1989/2.28

The mandarin duck, denoting civil rank 7, is identified by the rows (usually two) of feathers on the neck paired with a wedge-shaped tail.

Primary Object Classification
Textile

Primary Object Type
embroidery

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
mandarin ducks
textiles

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