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Military Banner of the White Banner Regiment: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2008-03-21

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The Manchus formed an hereditary banner system in 1601 that required all Manchu men to be enrolled in one of the four banner regiments. The original regiments were distinguished by their solid yellow, white, red, and blue triangular flags with serrated borders. Prince Dorgon commanded the white regiment. Flags such as these embellished with dragons in couched gold were used primarily in ceremonies and military reviews like those depicted below in the Eight Formations handscroll, rather than in battle.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009