|Native Name||Buzi (補子)|
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||Late 19th Century|
Wheel Of The Law
Eight Buddhist Symbols
|Credit Line:||Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952|
Square rank badge for civil official of fourth rank. To be worn on front of robe. Wild goose stands in center on rock amid waves with li shui motif. Pearls, a fish and a flaming wheel float in the waves. Fungus and narcissus grown on the rocky banks. Five bats and four of the eight Buddhist symbols including the endless knot, the lotus, the umbrella and the urn are among the clouds. Border is Greek Fret pattern. Peking knot with couched gold thread filling in ground on black silk with blue silk backing. Seam down center.
|[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. 27, p. 64||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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