09 août 2014

Rank badge for 3rd rank civil official - rooster, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 1850-1900

Rank badge for 3rd rank civil official - rooster, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 1850-1900; embroidered silk with gold thread, 27.0 x 28.0 cm. Gift of Ken and Judith Rutherford 2009. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program, 318.2009. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney It has been recorded that rank badges were introduced to Annam in 1744, when the king had decided they should assume Chinese style clothing (kingdom of Annam was a former state in Vietnam). In... [Lire la suite]