University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-14
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Early Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Early 18th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1825
Gold Thread
Peacock Feather
Iconography:Paradise Flycatcher
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952


Square civil official's rank badge, ninth rank. Paradise Flycatcher looking back towards sun stands at center on rock amidst waves. Rocks bracket the water on either side. Three clouds in the sky. Simplified design done almost entirely in couched gold thread on green silk. Traces of couched peacock feather. Border consists of two strands of couched gold thread. The green silk backing.


[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. 14, p. 62View Objects cited in this Publication

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