University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-34
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Satin
Gold Thread
Technique:Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Stem Stitch
Couched
Iconography:Silver Pheasant
Sun
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Square rank badge of wife of fifth rank official. Bird faces sun as it stands on rocky bank in foreground. Beyond the waves a stream flows down a rocky mountain. Plant forms on the rocks. Primarily satin stitch on blue-black silk with stem stitch and couched gold thread. Light blue silk 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 34, p. 64View Objects cited in this Publication

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