University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-33
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk (uncertain)
Satin (uncertain)
Technique:Embroidered
Peking Knot
Iconography:Silver Pheasant
Eight Immortal Symbols
Bats
Sun
Peach
Narcissus
Peony
Fungus
Bamboo
Lotus
Height: 31.4
Width: 32.3
Thickness: 0.4
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
Other Number328 - Other Number

Description

Square badge for wife of fifth rank official. To be worn on front of robe. At center white colored silver pheasant looks towards sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. The Eight Taoist Immortal symbols float in the water with peaches, narcissus, peonies, fungus and bamboo growing on the rocky banks at either side. Three bats, tendrils and clouds against the light blue sky. Border of flowers in alternating colors. Entirely done in Peking Knot. Seam down center.


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. 33, p. 64View Objects cited in this Publication

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