Leopard, Third Rank Military Official, c. 1870. Silk embroidery on silk, height: 12 1/2 in, 31.75 cm; width: 11 7/8 in, 30.16 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.230 © Denver Art Museum
This badge has a black background with additional colors of orange, blue, green, brown, white, all stitched with silk threads. There is an orange leopard as the center motif, surrounded by an endless knot in the upper left. Other motifs include a conk shell on the left, two bats to the right and left of the leopard. There is a 3/4 border with blue and white embroidered and a bat motif at each corner. At the center of the border on all four sides is an orange Ji motif.