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

Pair of rank badges for a 3rd rank civil official - rooster, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, early 20th century

Pair of rank badges for a 3rd rank civil official - rooster, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, early 20th century; embroidered silk; gold wrapped thread; peacock feather work, 28.5 x 28.5 cm. Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2006, 298.2006.a-b. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney This pair of 3rd rank rooster badges are surrounded by delicately embroidered floral symbols interspersed with tiny stylised bats. The rock formations have details of peacock feather work. The badges were... [Lire la suite]
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]
09 août 2014

Rank badge for a 3rd rank civil official - rooster, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century

Rank badge for a 3rd rank civil official - rooster, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century; embroidered silk, 29.5 x 29.8 cm. Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2006, 299.2006. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney
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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09 août 2014

Pair of rank badges for a 1st or 2nd rank official - crane, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century

Pair of rank badges for a 1st or 2nd rank official - crane, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, 19th century; embroidered silk, couched gold thread, 25.5 x 23.5 cm. Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2006, 300.2006.a-b. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney This pair of badges has faded considerably. The outline of the crane holding a peach in the mouth is clearly visible and was said to symbolise immortality. The crane insignia was awarded to 1st and 2nd rank civil officials. The... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Child's surcoat with third rank badge, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, circa 1825

Child's surcoat with third rank badge, Viet Nam, Nguyen dynasty, circa 1825, embroidered silks, 79.0 x 53.5 cm. Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2005, 106.2005. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney This Annamese child’s coat (pufu) is the only identified example of its kind to have survived. The kingdom of Annam was the southern-most province of the Chinese-Empire and is now part of Vietnam. Records show that the Chinese emperor gave a coat of 2nd rank to an emissary... [Lire la suite]
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