University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-30A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Early 20th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1925
Section:Asian
Materials:Satin
Gold Thread
Brocade
Technique:Brocaded
Iconography:Wild Goose
Li Shui
Sun
Pearls
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Square rank badge for wife of fourth rank official. To be worn on back of robe. At center bird faces sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves and li shui motif. Pearls and eight Buddhist symbols float in the waves. Sky filled with clouds. Greek fret border. Woven with gold thread in brocade technique on dark brown satin with red sun.


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. 30, p.64View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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