University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-23
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Early 18th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1825
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Gold Thread
Satin
Technique:Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Couched
Iconography:Peacock
Ju-i
Rhinoceros Horn
Pearls
Fungus
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Square third rank civil official's wife's badge. Worn on front of robe. A peacock with wings spread looks back towards sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. A Ru-i scepter, rhinoceros horn and pearls float in the waves. Fungus or cloud-like border. Satin stitch and couched gold thread on red figured satin back ground. Seam down center. Brown 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. 23, p. 63View Objects cited in this Publication

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