University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-66
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Satin
Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:Embroidered
Couched
Iconography:Hsieh Chai
Bats
Sun
Peaches
Ju-i
Sword
Height: 31.3cm
Width: 31.5cm
Thickness: 0.3cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Square rank badge for back of robe of wife of Censor or Judge. At center hsieh-chai stands on rock amidst waves. Sword and ruyi scepter in the waves. Peaches, five bats and clouds in the sky against blue-black satin. Done exclusively in couched silk and gold thread. Greek fret border in gold.


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: p. 68, Figure 21View Objects cited in this Publication

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