University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-26
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Late 18th Century
Early Date: 1775
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Satin
Gold Thread
Technique:Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Stem Stitch
Split Stitch
Peking Knot
Couched
Iconography:Wild Goose
Sun
Cypress
Pine
Fungus
Bamboo
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Square fourth rank civil official's wife's badge. A Wild goose looks back towards the sun as it stands on a rock beside a stream. Pine, cypress, fungus and bamboo in landscape. Border of couched silk braid and gold threads. Mostly done in satin stitch on blue-black satin but also stem stitch, split stitch and Peking knot used.


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 11, No. 26, p. 64View Objects cited in this Publication

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