University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-12
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Early Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Late 17th Century
Early Date: 1675
Late Date: 1900
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Gold Thread
Peacock Feather
Technique:Embroidered
Couched
Satin Stitch
Iconography:Duck
Book
Rhinoceros Horn
Pearls
Sun
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Civil official's rank badge, seventh rank. Mandarin duck, looking back towards sun, stands with wings spread on rock amidst waves. In the waves are a book, rhinoceros horn and four pearls. Rocks at each side bracket the water. Blue, orange and green clouds fill the sky on a couched gold thread background. Traces of couched peacock feather. Satin stitch used. No border. Dirty and faded blue-green silk backing.


Bibliography:

[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1953. Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection. The University Museum Bulletin. 17 (3): pp. 2-73. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 12, p. 62View Objects cited in this Publication

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