Image Credits

Dragons and Phoenixes:
Badges for the Imperial Family

Women Embroidering Rank Badges

1. Women Embroidering Rank Badges
China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Ink and color on paper
Lent by Chris Hall, Hong Kong

Manchu Nobleman

2. Manchu Nobleman
China, early 18th century
Ink, gold and colors on silk
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mrs. Sunny Stevenson, 1995.8.1

Badge (buzi) with Frontal Dragon for an Emperor or Empress

3. Badge (buzi) with Frontal Dragon for an Emperor or Empress
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Badge (buzi) with Frontal Dragon for an Imperial Family Member

4. Badge (buzi) with Frontal Dragon for an Imperial Family Member
China, Qing dynasty, early 19th century
Silk tapestry (kesi)
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Beverly Boatwright, 1986.29.3

Badge (buzi) for an Imperial Duke

5. Badge (buzi) for an Imperial Duke
China, late Qing dynasty, 1850-70
Silk tapestry (kesi)
Lent by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Badge (buzi) with Dragons above Phoenixes for an Empress

6. Badge (buzi) with Dragons above Phoenixes for an Empress
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

One of a Pair of Double Phoenix Badges (buzi) for an Empress or Princess

7. One of a Pair of Double Phoenix Badges (buzi) for an Empress or Princess
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Badge (buzi) with Profile Dragon for a Prince

8. Badge (buzi) with Profile Dragon for a Prince
China, Qing dynasty, late 18th century
Silk tapestry (kesi), metallic thread
Lent by Dodi Fromson

9. One of a Pair of Badges (buzi) with Dragon for an Empress or Imperial Concubine
China, Qing dynasty, c. 1860
Silk and metallic thread embroidery, coral beads
Lent by the Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art, Pilgrim Place

Badge (buzi) with Feiyu

10. Badge (buzi) with Feiyu
China, Ming dynasty, 15th century
Silk tapestry (kesi)
Lent by Chris Hall, Hong Kong

Badge (buzi) with Douniu

11. Badge (buzi) with Douniu
China, Ming dynasty, late 16th – early 17th century
Silk brocade
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Pair of Badges (buzi) with Qilin

12. Pair of Badges (buzi) with Qilin 
China, Ming dynasty, 16th century
Silk thread tent stitch embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Badge (buzi) with Single-Horned Animal

13. Badge (buzi) with Single-Horned Animal
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Badge (buzi) with Xiezhi for a Court Censor

14. Badge (buzi) with Xiezhi for a Court Censor
China, Ming dynasty, mid-16th century
Silk brocade
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Badge (buzi) with Xiezhi for a Court Censor

15. Badge (buzi) with Xiezhi for a Court Censor
China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
Silk, metallic thread and peacock feather embroidery
Lent by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Badge (buzi) with Oriole for a Court Musician

16. Badge (buzi) with Oriole for a Court Musician
China, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-35)
Silk brocade
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Emperor?s Surcoat (gunfu)

17. Emperor’s Surcoat (gunfu)
China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi)
Lent by the Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art, Pilgrim Place

Surcoat (bufu) for a Second-Rank Civil Official

18. Surcoat (bufu) for a Second-Rank Civil Official 
China, Qing dynasty, mid-19th century
Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk gauze
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Museum Purchase, 1991.32.1

Semi-formal Court Robe (jifu) for an Official

19. Semi-formal Court Robe (jifu) for an Official 
China, Qing dynasty, c. 1860
Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk gauze
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Carl and Betsey Whitman, in memory of Prof. Walter and Grace Whitman, 1998.55.1

Portrait of a Sixth-Rank Civil Official and His Wive

20. Portrait of a Sixth-Rank Civil Official and His Wives
China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Ink and color on paper
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Miss Ruth P. Eames, 1981.21.2

Informal Winter Hat (jiguan) for a Noblewoman

21. Informal Winter Hat (jiguan) for a Noblewoman
China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Silk satin, appliqué, quilting sable, gilt metal, Peking glass
Lent by Beverley Jackson

Formal Winter Hat (chaoguan)

22. Formal Winter Hat (chaoguan
China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Velvet, untwisted silk floss, brocade, pierced gilt metal, rock crystal
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Museum Purchase, 1980.36.3

Summer Hat (jiguan) for a Court Officia

23. Summer Hat (jiguan) for a Court Official
China, Qing dynasty, second half 19th century
Split bamboo, silk gauze, silk brocade, twisted silk fringe, pierced gilt metal, Peking glass USC Pacific Asia Museum, Museum Purchase, 1980.36.2

Feather Hat Decoration (lingzhi) for a Third-Rank Court Official

24. Feather Hat Decoration (lingzhi) for a Third-Rank Court Official
China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century
Peacock and egret feathers, jade
Lent by the Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art, Pilgrim Place

Hat Finial for Third-Rank Civil Officials

25. Hat Finial for Third-Rank Civil Officials
China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Gilt metal, Peking glass
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Alyce and T.J. Smith, 1996.37.15

Court Necklace and Box

26. Court Necklace and Box
China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Necklace: Peking glass, jade, ceramic (?), gilt metal and silk braid; Box: incised lacquered bamboo, gold paint
Lent by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Box for Court Official?s Summer Hat

27. Box for Court Official’s Summer Hat
China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Painted leather
Lent by the Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art, Pilgrim Place

Imperial Nobleman?s Semi-Formal Court Robe (jifu)

28. Imperial Nobleman’s Semi-Formal Court Robe (jifu)
China, Qing dynasty, 18th century
Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk gauze
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pemberthy, Jr., 1985.31.1

 

Cranes and Peacocks:
Rank Badges for Civil Officials

Badge (buzi) With Crane for a First-Rank Civil Official

1. Badge (buzi) With Crane for a First-Rank Civil Official
China, late Ming dynasty, 1620-1644
Silk brocade
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

One of a Pair of Badges (buzi) With Crane for a First-Rank Civil Official

2. One of a Pair of Badges (buzi) With Crane for a First-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, mid-19th century
Silk and metallic thread embroidery

Pair of Badges (buzi) With Crane for a Child

3. Pair of Badges (buzi) With Crane for a Child
China, Qing dynasty, 1850-1860
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mr. Harvey W. House, 1976.35.78A, B

Badge (buzi) With Golden Pheasant for a Second-Rank Civil Official

4. Badge (buzi) With Golden Pheasant for a Second-Rank Civil Official
China, late Qing dynasty, c. 1900
Metallic thread couched with colored silk thread
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Bea Brunt, 1987.24.24

Badge (buzi) With Golden Pheasant for a Second-Rank Civil Official

5. Badge (buzi) With Golden Pheasant for a Second-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, 1875-1895
Metallic thread couched with colored silk thread
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Alyce and T. J. Smith, 1997.66.86

Badge (buzi) With Peacock for a Third-Rank Civil Official

6. Badge (buzi) With Peacock for a Third-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, late 17th century
Silk, peacock feather filament, and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Purchased Round Badge (buzi) With Peacock

7. Purchased Round Badge (buzi) With Peacock 
China, Qing dynasty, 1850-70
Silk tapestry (kesi) with metallic thread and ink
Lent by Dodi Fromson

Badge (buzi) With Peacock for a Third-Rank Civil Official

8. Badge (buzi) With Peacock for a Third-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, 1850-75
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Badge (buzi) With Wild Goose for a Fourth-Rank Civil Official

9. Badge (buzi) With Wild Goose for a Fourth-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1750-1760
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by Chris Hall, Hong Kong

Pair of Badges (buzi) With Wild Goose for a Fourth-Rank Civil Official

10. Pair of Badges (buzi) With Wild Goose for a Fourth-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, c. 1795
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by Dodi Fromson

Badge (buzi) With Wild Goose for a Fourth-Rank Civil Official

11. Badge (buzi) With Wild Goose for a Fourth-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, 1860-70
Silk tapestry (kesi), peacock feather filament, metallic thread
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of the Collectors’ Gallery, 1979.16.1

Badge (buzi) With Silver Pheasant for a Fifth-Rank Civil Official

12. Badge (buzi) With Silver Pheasant for a Fifth-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, mid-17th century
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by Ninel Dubrovich and David Woodruff

Badge (buzi) with Silver Pheasant for a Child

13. Badge (buzi) with Silver Pheasant for a Child
China, Qing dynasty, c.1735
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Badge (buzi) With Silver Pheasant for a Fifth-Rank Civil Official

14. Badge (buzi) With Silver Pheasant for a Fifth-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, late 18th century; border: early 19th century; assembled: mid-20th century
Silk tapestry (kesi), metallic thread and ink; border: silk and metallic thread brocade
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Miss Myrle Whitford, 1972.1.5

Badge (buzi) With Egret for a Sixth-Rank Civil Official

15. Badge (buzi) With Egret for a Sixth-Rank Civil Official
China, Ming dynasty, 16th century
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Badge (buzi) With Egret for a Sixth-Rank Civil Official

16. Badge (buzi) With Egret for a Sixth-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, second half 17th century
Silk, metallic and peacock feather filament embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Badge (buzi) With Egret for a Sixth-Rank Civil Officia

17. Badge (buzi) With Egret for a Sixth-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, c. 1850
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. McFedries in memory of Katherine E. Howell, 1976.41.13

Badge (buzi) With Mandarin Duck for a Seventh-Rank Civil Official

18. Badge (buzi) With Mandarin Duck for a Seventh-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, c.1730-35
Silk brocade
Lent by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Badge (buzi) with Mandarin Duck for a Seventh-Rank Civil Official

19. Badge (buzi) with Mandarin Duck for a Seventh-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, c. 1730-35
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. S.M. McFedries in memory of Katherine E. Howell, 1976.41.12

Badge (buzi) with Mandarin Duck for Seventh-Rank Civil Official

20. Badge (buzi) with Mandarin Duck for Seventh-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, 1898-1900
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi)
Lent by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Badge (buzi) With Quail for an Eighth-Rank Civil Official

21. Badge (buzi) With Quail for an Eighth-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, c. 1860
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Badge (buzi) With Paradise Flycatcher for a Ninth-Rank Civil Official

22. Badge (buzi) With Paradise Flycatcher for a Ninth-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, Daoguang period (1821-50)
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mrs. Russell Dod, 1977.24.13

Crib Sheet / Cheater?s Handkerchief

23. Crib Sheet / Cheater’s Handkerchief
China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Ink on silk
Lent by Beverley Jackson

Boy?s Hat

24. Boy’s Hat
China, Qing dynasty, 1850-1900
Silk and metallic thread embroidery, silk velvet, metallic thread tassels
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mrs. Jane Ullman, 1983.6.2

Game of Promotion (shegguan tu

25. Game of Promotion (shegguan tu)
China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century
Ink on paper
Lent by Chris Hall, Hong Kong

Uncut Badge (buzi) Without Insignia

26. Uncut Badge (buzi) Without Insignia 
China, Qing dynasty, late 19th –early 20th century
Silk and metallic thread embroidery on mesh, paper binding
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. S.M. McFedries in memory of Katherine E. Howell, 1976.41.10

Pair of Wild Goose Appliqué Insignia

27. Pair of Wild Goose Appliqué Insignia
China, Qing dynasty, late 19th – early 20th century
Metallic thread couched with colored silk thread
Lent by the Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art, Pilgrim Place

Pair of Golden Pheasant Appliqué Insignia

28. Pair of Golden Pheasant Appliqué Insignia
China, Qing dynasty, late 19th – early 20th century
Metallic thread couched with colored silk thread
Lent by the Petterson Museum of Intercultural Art, Pilgrim Place

Lions and Tigers:
Rank Badges for Military Officers

Badge (buzi) With Qilin for a First-Rank Military Official

1. Badge (buzi) With Qilin for a First-Rank Military Official
China, Qing dynasty, c.1850
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi)
Lent by Dodi Fromson

Badge (buzi) With Qilin for a First-Rank Military Officer

2. Badge (buzi) With Qilin for a First-Rank Military Officer
China, Qing dynasty, c. 1830
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi), ink
Lent by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Badge (buzi) With Lion for a Second-Rank Military Officer

3. Badge (buzi) With Lion for a Second-Rank Military Officer
China, Qing dynasty, 1850-70
Silk and metallic thread, peacock feather filament embroidery
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry N. Foster, 1979.17.1

Badge (buzi) With Lion for a Second-Rank Military Officer

4. Badge (buzi) With Lion for a Second-Rank Military Officer
China, Qing dynasty, c.1830
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi), ink
Lent by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Badge (buzi) With Leopard for a Third-Rank Military Officer

5. Badge (buzi) With Leopard for a Third-Rank Military Officer
China, Qing dynasty, 1850-70
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi), ink
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Museum Purchase, 1997.65.4

Badge (buzi) With Tiger for a Fourth-Rank Military Officer

6. Badge (buzi) With Tiger for a Fourth-Rank Military Officer
China, early Qing dynasty, 1644-1652
Silk, metallic and peacock feather filament thread brocade
Lent by Chris Hall, Hong Kong

Badge (buzi) With Tiger for a Fourth-Rank Military Officer

7. Badge (buzi) With Tiger for a Fourth-Rank Military Officer
China, Qing dynasty, c.1850
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi), ink
Lent by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College

Badge (buzi) With Tiger for a Fourth-Rank Military Officer

8. Badge (buzi) With Tiger for a Fourth-Rank Military Officer
China, Qing dynasty, 1850-70
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi), ink
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Miss Mabel Kay, 1969.1.109

Badge (buzi) With Bear for a Fifth-Rank Military Officer

9. Badge (buzi) With Bear for a Fifth-Rank Military Officer
China, Ming dynasty, c.1500
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi)
Lent by Chris Hall, Hong Kong

Badge (buzi) With Bear for a Fifth-Rank Military Officer

10. Badge (buzi) With Bear for a Fifth-Rank Military Officer
China, Qing dynasty, 1840-50
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mrs. Russell Dod, 1977.24.14

Badge (buzi) With Panther for a Sixth-Rank Military Officer

11. Badge (buzi) With Panther for a Sixth-Rank Military Officer
China, Qing dynasty, 1820-50
Silk and metallic thread embroidery

Seventh-Rank Military Official

12. Seventh-Rank Military Official
China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Original: ink and color on paper
Chris Hall Collection Trust, Hong Kong
Photo courtesy of Asian Civilisations Museum, National Heritage Board, Singapore

Ninth-Rank Military Official

13. Ninth-Rank Military Official
China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
Original: ink and color on paper
Chris Hall Collection Trust, Hong Kong
Photo courtesy of Asian Civilisations Museum, National Heritage Board, Singapore

Peonies and Lanterns:
Badges for Festivals and Ceremonies

Hanging for the Lantern Festival

1. Hanging for the Lantern Festival
China, Qing dynasty, 1860-80
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Alyce and T.J. Smith, 1997.66.90

Man?s Semi-Formal Court Robe (jifu)

2. Man’s Semi-Formal Court Robe (jifu)
China, Qing dynasty, late 19th century
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mrs. Mildred Hewes from the Collection of Zula F. Brown, 1976.8.8

Festival Badge with Dragon and Gourd-Shaped Lantern

3. Festival Badge with Dragon and Gourd-Shaped Lantern
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

One of a Pair of Festival Badges with Tigers and the Five Poisons

4. One of a Pair of Festival Badges with Tigers and the Five Poisons
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Festival Badge with Pomegranate and the Five Poisons

5. Festival Badge with Pomegranate and the Five Poisons
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Festival Badge with the Cowherd and Celestial Weaving Maiden

6. Festival Badge with the Cowherd and Celestial Weaving Maiden
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Festival Badge with Celestial Figures and Rabbits

7. Festival Badge with Celestial Figures and Rabbits
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Festival Badge with the Moon Rabbit

8. Festival Badge with the Moon Rabbit
China, late Ming dynasty, 1620-1644
Silk brocade
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Festival Badge with Dragon and Chrysanthemums

9. Festival Badge with Dragon and Chrysanthemums
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Birthday Badge with Deer and Shou Character

10. Birthday Badge with Deer and Shou Character
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by Chris Hall, Hong Kong

Festival Badge with Phoenixes and Goats

11. Festival Badge with Phoenixes and Goats
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Festival Badges with Shou Characters and Plum Blossoms

12. Festival Badges with Shou Characters and Plum Blossoms
China, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, 1573-1620
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Birthday Badge with Shou Character

13. Birthday Badge with Shou Character
China, Ming dynasty, 16th century
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by the Chris Hall Collection, courtesy of the Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Woman?s Wedding Jacket

14. Woman’s Wedding Jacket
China, Qing dynasty, c.1900
Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Museum Purchase, 1977.53.1

Woman?s Wedding Jacket

15. Woman’s Wedding Jacket 
China, Qing dynasty, c. 1840-50
Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Estate of Ruth Prime, 1991.30.15

Woman?s Semi-Formal Ceremonial Vest (xia pei)

16. Woman’s Semi-Formal Ceremonial Vest (xia pei)
China, Qing dynasty, c.1900
Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk satin
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Karin Aspegren Eckelmeyer, 1996.11.2

Woman?s Burial Jacket (bai shou yi)

17. Woman’s Burial Jacket (bai shou yi)
China, Qing dynasty, c.1910
Metallic thread embroidery on silk satin
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Lent, 1982.23.1

Beyond the Forbidden City:
The Badge as Icon

Pair of Roundels with Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority

1. Pair of Roundels with Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority
China, Republic of China (1912-1949), 1916
Silk and metallic thread embroidery; seed pearls, coral beads
Lent by Chris Hall, Hong Kong

Badge (hyungbae) with Single Crane for Fourth to Ninth Civil Ranks

2 .Badge (hyungbae) with Single Crane for Fourth to Ninth Civil Ranks 
Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), mid-19th century
Silk embroidery
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mr. Harvey W. House, 1976.35.90

Badge (hyungbae) with Single Crane for Fourth to Ninth Civil Ranks

3. Badge (hyungbae) with Single Crane for Fourth to Ninth Civil Ranks
Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century
Silk embroidery
Lent by Dodi Fromson

Badge (hyungbae) with Two Hopyo for Fourth to Ninth Military Ranks

4. Badge (hyungbae) with Two Hopyo for Fourth to Ninth Military Ranks
Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), 19th century
Silk embroidery
Lent by Dodi Fromson

Badge (quanbo) with Crane for First and Second Civil Ranks

5. Badge (quanbo) with Crane for First and Second Civil Ranks
Vietnam, late 18th – early 19th century
Silk embroidery
Lent by Dodi Fromson

Badge (quanbo) With Rooster for a Third-Rank Civil Official

6. Badge (quanbo) With Rooster for a Third-Rank Civil Official 
Vietnam, 19th century
Silk and metallic thread embroidery
Lent by Dodi Fromson

Badge with Paradise Flycatcher

7. Badge with Paradise Flycatcher
Malaysia, probably Malacca, late 19th-early 20th century
Couched metal strips and metallic thread, metal sequins
Lent by Chris Hall, Hong Kong

One of a Pair of Trunks

8. One of a Pair of Trunks
Tibet, 17th-18th century
Wood, mineral pigments, gilding, and gesso; metal fittings
Lent by Ruth Sutherlin Hayward

Badge (buzi) with Paradise Flycatcher for Ninth-Rank Civil Official

9. Badge (buzi) with Paradise Flycatcher for Ninth-Rank Civil Official
China, Qing dynasty, 1850-60
Silk thread embroidery
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mrs. Paul Hunter, 1981.3.1

Woman?s Handbag

10. Woman’s Handbag
China, Republic period, c. 1917
Mixed media
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Gift of Mrs. Ruth Ann Younglove Loxley, 1977.54.1

Man?s Sport Shirt

11. Man’s Sport Shirt
United States, c. 2006
Printed sandwashed silk cloqué
Anonymous Loan