University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-92B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Bear
Flowers
Bats
Jewels
Kuilong
Length: 31cm
Width: 30.2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Fifth rank military officer's bear square. Peking knot on blue-black satin. Symbols: eight blue bats, over-conventionalized flowers and leaves, with jewel symbols in waves. Border of paired kuilong(dragons) with circular shou character between each pair, bats in corner.


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. 92, p. 72View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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