University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-21B
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
Gold Thread
Technique:Embroidered
Tapestry Weave
Painted
Iconography:Golden Pheasant
Sun
Pine
Tree Peony
Fungus
Bamboo
Pagoda
Pearls
Li Shui
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Square second rank civil official's badge. To be worn on front of robe. Multi-colored Golden Pheasant looking back at the sun stands on rock in a mountainous landscape with stream. Pearls and another lucky jewel float in the waves. Pines, tree peony, fungus, bamboo an a pagoda appear on the rocks. Li shui pattern in lower corners. Late tapestry technique with pastel colors and foreign dyes. Details painted on. Narrow border of gold thread. Seam down center. Blue silk backing.


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. 21, p. 63View Objects cited in this Publication

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