University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-84
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Mid-18th Century
Early Date: 1725
Late Date: 1775
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Bear
Li Shui
Bat
Pine Tree
Jewels
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Fifth rank military bear square for officer's wife. Animal mostly couched in gold; other details in satin stitch, outlined in couched gold; on blue-black satin. Small sun and rudimentary li shui. Inner border of continuous clouds, outer one which was probably a line of gold, now missing.


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. 3, p. 71View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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