University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-93
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Early 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1825
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Embroidery
Iconography:Bear
Bats
Peaches
Narcissus
Peony
Fungus
Bamboo
Pine Tree
Jewels
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Fifth rank military officer's bear square. In satin stitch, with pink background of same (resembling No. 57, this was probably also made for use on a mourning robe). The whitish form of the bear, instead of the more usual blue one. Simple key fret border.


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. 93, p. 72 and fig. 26View Objects cited in this Publication

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

© Penn Museum 2017 Sitemap / Contact / Copyright / Disclaimer / Privacy / Upenn