University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-10B
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Early Qing Dynasty
Date Made: c. 1645
Early Date: 1620
Late Date: 1670
Iconography:Silver Pheasant
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952


Civil official's rank badge, 5th rank. Blue-black satin square with gold silk backing. At the center a silver pheasant(which is woven here in brown)stands with wings spread. He is perched on one foot on a rock amidst waves. There are four jewel symbols in the waves including a flaming jewel and fungus. The egret faces the sun in the upper corner and he is surrounded by blue and orange clouds. Gold and silk threads and spun peacock feather. Seam in center.


[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: Figure 5, No. 10, p. 62View Objects cited in this Publication

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