University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 54-16-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Late Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 17th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Iconography:Peacock
Waves
Bamboo
Jewels
Sun
Clouds
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Cecil P. Reichel, 1954
Other Number83-12-5 - Other Number

Description

Third rank peacock square; made over for early Qing use by the addition of a sun disc. Bird done in couched gold; clouds and spray in Bokhara couching; waves in split stitch. This multiplication of stitches was characteristic of the Ming, but might have carried over for a short time. The sun has been added later (but a long time ago) by attatching a circle of red silk in applique. Very valuable as an almost unique survival from a relatively early period; this still has affinities with 52-23-11, somewhat smaller and slightly later then this one.


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