|Native Name||Buzi (補子)|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||19th Century|
Eight Buddhist Symbols
|Credit Line:||Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952|
Square rank badge for fifth rank civil official. To be worn on the back of the robe. Silver pheasant faces sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. Eight Buddhist symbols and pearls float in the waves. Fungus, bamboo, peony and narcissus grow on the rocky banks at either side. The sky is filled with two red bats, clouds, and gold tendrils against the black cloth ground. Greek fret border in couched gold thread. Primarily done in satin stitch with couched gold and split stitch.
|[Article] Cammann, Schuyler V. 1953. "Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 17. no. 3. pg. 2-73 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 37, p. 65||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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