09 août 2014

Civil rank badge, 8th rank (Mandarin duck insignia) Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 1850-1875

Civil rank badge, 8th rank (Mandarin duck insignia) Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 1850-1875; embroidered silk, 27.0 x 28.0 cm .Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2005,108.2005. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney China controlled areas of present-day Viet Nam from c111 BCE to 938 CE, and during this time numerous Chinese practices were adapted by the Vietnamese. In 1744, for example, imperial, civil and military officials began wearing large, square badges on their robes to identify... [Lire la suite]

09 août 2014

Civil rank badge, 1st or 2nd rank, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century

Civil rank badge, 1st or 2nd rank, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century; embroidered silk in satin stitch, 25.5 x 23.5 cm. Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2006, 297.2006. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney On first glance the crane badge would appear to be Chinese, but on closer examination the Vietnamese attributes are evident. The seven water mounds at the bottom of the badge, the sprig of peach tree with peaches, the wealth symbol on the left of the crane and the... [Lire la suite]
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