University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-54A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Gold Thread
Gauze
Technique:Embroidered
Couched
Iconography:Mandarin Duck
Pearls
Swastika
Pine
Bamboo
Marigold
Sun
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Square rank badge for wife of seventh rank civil official to be worn on back of summer robe. A Mandarin Duck stands at center looking towards the sun. It is perched on a rock amidst waves with landscape. Pearls and a swastika in the waves. Plants include pine, bamboo and marigold. No border. Almost entirely in couched gold outlines on black gauze. Backing of black gauze.


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: p. 67View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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