University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-90
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Bear
Five Bats
Peonies
Fungus
Bamboo
Peaches
Narcissus
Jewels
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Fifth rank military officer's bear square. In satin stitch, with couched mane and tail (like No. 64); bats and other symbols in Peking knot, outlines in twisted white cord; on blue-black satin. Original border gone. (Has same general pattern as No. 83, but this looks a little earlier; this might have served as the model for No. 83, or more likely, the maker of each used the same pattern as a model).


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. 3, p. 72View Objects cited in this Publication

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