Golden Pheasant, Second Rank Civil Official

Golden Pheasant, Second Rank Civil Official

1700s-early 1800s
Country
China
badge, insignia
Woven silk and metal thread tapestry with painted details
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin
1977.229
. Golden Pheasant, Second Rank Civil Official. 1700s-early 1800s. Woven silk and metal thread tapestry with painted details. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin. 1977.229.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 11 1/4 in, 28.5750 cm; width: 12 in, 30.4800 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-Asian
Black silk with pheasant surrounded by many symbolic shapes: trees, mountains, ocean, pearls, musical stones, lotus pod, clouds, bats. Metallic (gold) edges and accents. Back lined in lime green.
Known Provenance
Inherited 1973 by Mr. James P. Grant and Mrs. Betty Grant Austin [Denver, CO, 1922-1995 and 1920-2006]; gifted December 1977 by Mr. James Grant and Mrs. Betty Grant Austin to the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China's Last Dynasty," October 30, 2011 - January 29, 2012 (DAM)
  • "Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China's Last Dynasty," Februrary 7 - May 18, 2014 (Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH)