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Object Timeline

1911

  • Work on this object ended.

1941

  • We acquired this object.

2006

2014

2022

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Rank Badge (China)

This is a Rank badge. It is dated 1644–1911 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk, metallic threads, coral beads and its technique is satin weave foundation with embroidery in satin stitch, couching and beading. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson. It is credited Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 30 x 33 cm (11 13/16 x 13 in.)

Cite this object as

Rank Badge (China); silk, metallic threads, coral beads; H x W: 30 x 33 cm (11 13/16 x 13 in.); Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Robert H. Patterson; 1941-31-43-a,b

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