University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-11A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Early Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 1644 - 1652 CE
Early Date: 1644
Late Date: 1652
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Satin
Gold Thread
Technique:Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Couched
Bokhara Couched
Iconography:Egret
Sun
Pearl
Rhinoceros Horn
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Civil official's rank badge, sixth rank for front of robe. Egret at center looking back towards sun with wings spread standing on rock amidst waves. Pearl and rhinoceros horn in the waves. Satin stitch and Bokhara couching. Peacock feathers used for rock but mostly missing. Embroidery does not fill entire space of blue-black satin. Seam at center. No border. Backing in blue silk.


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 6, No. 11, p. 62View Objects cited in this Publication

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