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

Description

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.


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. 19, p. 63View Objects cited in this Publication

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