The flying tiger motif is also found on flags. The split down the middle of this roundel suggests that it was displayed on the front of a robe or surcoat, possibly to indicate military rank. The variations in pattern and tone between the two halves suggest that they may be from different roundels. For a comparable roundel see Heaven's Embroidered Cloths, Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, 1997, cat. no. 99, pages 292-293. This example also shows some variation between the two halves.