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Badge

  • Place of origin:

    Hunan (made)

  • Date:

    1966 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, transfer-printed and glazed, gilt rim

  • Museum number:

    FE.139-1988

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A circular convex badge with gilt rim. Decoration: Mao Zedong in PLA Uniform

Place of Origin

Hunan (made)

Date

1966 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, transfer-printed and glazed, gilt rim

Marks and inscriptions

'Zhongguo Hunan (2)' in red on reverse

Dimensions

Width: 5.2 cm

Object history note

Acquired for the museum by Qu Leilei in the course of a trip to China in early 1988

Historical significance: A standard image of Chairman Mao fromthe decade 1966-1976.

Descriptive line

Badge, China, 1966, porcelain and transfer printed, Chairman Mao

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Judy Manton, 'Graven Images ?', 'China Now', 125 (1988), 8 - 9

Labels and date

30. GROUP OF BADGES
Made in various ceramic centres, China, 1966
Porcelain with transfer printing
FE.135-143-1988

During the Cultural Revolution, the outward sign of
boundless loyalty to Chairman Mao was the wearing of
his image, usually on lapel badges. A small number of
centrally-approved images of Mao, at various stages in
his career, were manufactured in immense quantities and
in a very wide variety of media.

[20th century gallery] []

Production Note

Hunan province, CHINA. (Image also shows FE.135-1988, FE.136-1988, FE.137-1988, FE.138-1988, FE.140-1988, FE.141-1988, FE.142-1988 and FE.143-1988)

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Transfer printing; Glazing

Categories

Portraits

Collection

East Asia Collection

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