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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Rank Badge (buzi), 1391–1527

type: Rank badge (buzi)

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Part of a Ming dynasty First Rank square showing a pair of cranes with spread wings arched across a gold sky filled with brightly colored attenuated cloud streamers. Birds are white with gray and black lower wing feathers and throats, vermillion crests, and beak, feet and eye details in black and pale green. Cloud bands are white with shades of blue, pale green, yellow and vermillion on a gold metallic ground.

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John Pierpont Morgan

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