University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number:52-23-47
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 18th Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Satin
Gold Thread
Technique:Embroidered
Couched
Satin Stitch
Iconography:Mandarin Duck
Sun
Cypress
Narcissus
Fungus
Ju-i
Umbrella
Halberd
chime
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Square rank badge for seventh rank official to be worn on front of robe. At center Mandarin Duck facing sun stands on a rock beside a stream in a landscape. Ruyi, royal umbrella, halberd and music stone appear in the water. Lucky plants include cypress tree, narcissus and fungus. Clouds in the sky. Very fine couched twisted silk and couched gold with bird embroidered at a later date in satin stitch all on blue-black satin. Border is of couched gold threads. Vertical seam at center with blue silk backing with discoloration and a few holes.


Bibliography:

[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1953. Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection. The University Museum Bulletin. 17 (3): pp. 2-73.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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