University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 54-16-4
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: c. 1670
Early Date: 1645
Late Date: 1695
Iconography:Silver Pheasant
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Cecil P. Reichel, 1954
Other Number83-12-1 - Other Number


Later 17th century, reign of Kangxi. Fifth rank silver pheasant square. Rare example of survival of Ming-type bird with the Ming style of many straight-edged feathers, instead of the later scalloped-edge style. The rich Kangxi style of satin stitch over hog bristles for the bird, clouds, etc., on a couched gold background. In good condition, except for the loss of peacock feathers from rock and border-background.

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