University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-38A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 1900 - 1911
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1911
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Gold Thread
Silver Thread
Technique:Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Couched
Buttonhole Stitch
Iconography:Silver Pheasant
Lucky Jewels
Pearls
Rhinoceros Horn
Fungus
Li Shui
Bats
Chou
Sun
Height: 29cm
Width: 30cm
Thickness: 0.2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Square rank badge for fifth rank civil official for back of robe. Silver pheasant flies above waves in direction of silver sun disk. Lucky jewels including pearls, rhinoceros horn, fungus float in the waves above li shui motif in silver. Sky is filled with blue clouds. Alternating blue bats and silver chou characters at border. Satin stitch and couched metalic thread with buttonhole stitch against black silk. Light blue silk backing with stains.


Bibliography:

[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1953. Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection. The University Museum Bulletin. 17 (3): pp. 2-73. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 38, p. 65View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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