University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 1550-1644
Early Date: 1550
Late Date: 1644
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:Satin Stitch
Embroidered
Iconography:Dragon
Ying
Pearl
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Circular medallion from Emperor's robe. Five-clawed winged dragon (ying) chasing pearl. Waves have two rocks jutting upwards and flowers are floating on a gold colored background. Satin stitch used. Border has three bands of silk. Blue backing.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese New Year Festival (1997 - 1997)View Objects in Exhibition

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 17, No. 1, p. 61View Objects cited in this Publication

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