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Lion Badge
China
18th century, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A rare and finely woven kesi silk tapestry insignia badge displaying the Lion of the second highest military rank. The lion is woven in colour, with skilful mixing of blue silk thread to give the body as variagated texture. The landscape in entirely woven with different tones of gold thread.

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