University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-4
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 17th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Couched
Iconography:Tuan Yang Festival
Tigers
Five Poisons
Flying Centipede
Toad
Snake
Scorpion
Lizard
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Trapezoidal courtier's Tuan Yang Festival badge. Two halves of badge mirror each other each with tiger, the Five Poisons including flying centipede, toad, snake, scorpion and lizard as well as rocks, water, artemisia leaves, and other auspicious plants. Background in gold colored silk. Satin stitch used. Seam down center. Strip of silk for border and 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. 4, p. 61View Objects cited in this Publication

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