Ancestral portrait of a lady

Ancestral portrait of a lady

Artist: Anonymous (Chinese)

Period: Qing Dynasty
Culture: Chinese
Date: probably 18th century
Dimensions:
frame: 51 3/16 x 25 5/16 in. (130 x 64.3 cm)
Classification: EASTERN
Credit Line: Selection from the Peterson Collection, Gift of William Bingham II
Object number: 41.15.31
DescriptionThe square emblem on the woman's chest is a rank badge, indicative of her husband's status. The wild goose symbolizes that he was a fourth-rate civil official.
Terms
  • women
  • carpets
  • costumes
  • headdresses
  • portraits
  • female portrait
  • costume
  • headdress
  • carpet
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