University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-28A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Late 19th Century - 1911
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1911
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Gold Thread
Paint
Technique:Kesi
Iconography:Wild Goose
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Eight Immortal Symbols
Sun
Li Shui
Narcissus
Peony
Fungus
Ju-i
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Square mandarin rank badge of fourth rank official. To be worn on back of robe. Wild goose stands facing the sun on rock amidst waves with li shui motif. Eight Buddhist symbols float in the waves. On the rocky banks at either side grow fungus, narcissus and peonies. The sky is filled with the eight symbols of the Taoist Immortals, two bats and clouds against a black background with gold tendrils and flowers. Border of simplified ruyi pattern. Woven in kesi technique with some details painted on.


Bibliography:

[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1953. Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection. The University Museum Bulletin. 17 (3): pp. 2-73. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 28, p. 64View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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