University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-5
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 17th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:Embroidered
Couched
Iconography:Tuan Yang Festival
Five Poisons
Flying Centipede
Toad
Snake
Scorpion
Lizard
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Courtier's Tuan Yang Festival badge. Embroidered trapezoid cloth with backing. A mirror image is created as each side has a tiger, the Five Poisons which include flying centipede, toad, snake, scorpion and lizard, auspicious plants and flowers and clouds. Background is intricate embroidered patterns in green silk. Seam down the center.


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: Figure 4, No. 5, p. 61View Objects cited in this Publication

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