University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-46A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Stem Satin Stitch
Peking Knot
Couched
Iconography:Mandarin Duck
Sun
Pagoda
Landscape
Flowers
Bamboo
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Square for wife of seventh rank official to be worn on back of robe. At center Mandarin Duck looks back at sun as it stands on a rocky bank in the foreground beside the sea. In the distance is a mountain with stream and pagoda. Auspicious plants include bamboo and flowers. Couched gold thread border. Satin stitch, stem satin stitch, Peking knot and couchin used with blue-black satin ground. Blue silk backing.


Bibliography:

[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1953. Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection. The University Museum Bulletin. 17 (3): pp. 2-73. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 46, p. 66View Objects cited in this Publication

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