London, South Kensington
9 November 2007
A FINELY EMBROIDERED IMPERIAL ROUNDEL, MID 19TH CENTURY
embroidered with a five toed, front facing dragon among five coloured cloud scrolls, the borders with Bhuddist emblems and a sacred fungus above his head
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This roundel would have been one of four roundels on an Imperial surcoat. It does not bear any Symbol of Imperial Authority and so was probably worn by a high ranking member of the Imperial family rather than the Emperor himself.
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