Rank Badge with a Pair of Cranes

Silk embroidery on silk satin damask | 21 x 19.1cm | Late 19th century

Unknown Artist

In 1454, the court of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) adopted a system of insignia of rank for civil and military officials based on that of China's Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Square badges of embroidered birds and animals on silk were worn on the fron...
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