University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: C627
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty (uncertain)
Qing Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made: Ming Dynasty - 1926
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: 1926
Section:Asian
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Stamped
Batik
Iconography:Man
Knot
Cash
Fan
Flowers
Unicorn
Qilin
Credit Line:Gift of Mary W. Griscom, 1926

Description

Cotton baby costume. The designs are Chinese and include the endless knot, two cash and fan (7 of 8 jewels and treasures) and floral border. An important man( Fu Hsi?) rides a golden unicorn (qilin).


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