University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-31B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Stem Stitch
Peking Knot
Couched
Iconography:Wild Goose
Li Shui
Pearls
Sun
Bats
Peony
Marigold
Fungus
Bamboo
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
Other Number4-C-6 - Other Number

Description

Square rank badge for wife of fourth rank official. To be worn on the front of robe. At center a wild goose looking back at the sun stands on a rock amidst waves. Pearls float in the water. Li shui pattern in the foreground. A row of rocks beyond the water and to each side with peonies, marigolds, fungus, and bamboo. Five bats and clouds against a brown cloth ground. Greek fret border. Satin stitch, stem stitch, Peking Knot and couched gold thread used. Seam down the center. Pink 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. 31, p. 64View Objects cited in this Publication

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