Rank Badge

About this object

History of use

Badge for fourth ranking civil official, back panel

Physical description

Rectangular badge with a bird, symbols and surrounding border. The bird is a wild goose, denoting a civil fourth rank official. The goose is white and orange with black comma marks and a short tail. It is in the centre, standing on one leg and facing left with head raised towards the red sun. The background is brown with blue clouds and several white symbols. The symbols surrounding the goose include a conch shell, a fish, wheel of law, sacred vase, pair of rectangular gold ornaments, pair of circular gold ornaments, a butterfly and bats. Some motifs, including goose, woven in Ko-ssu. Around the edges of the badge is a brown swastika border.