University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number:52-23-19A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Early 20th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1925
Aniline Dye
Gold Thread
Iconography:Golden Pheasant
Eight Immortal Symbols
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952


Square civil official rank badge, second rank. For back of robe. Multi-colored golden pheasant looks towards the sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. Symbols in the waves represent the Eight Taoist Immortals. In the sky are the Eight Buddhist Symbols, five bats and clouds against a diaper pattern background. Border with alternating bats and shou characters. Kesi tapestry with gold thread and aniline dyes. Blue silk backing.


[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1953. "Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 17. no. 3. pg. 2-73 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 19, p. 63View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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