University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 16th Century?
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Iconography:Dragon
Phoenixes
Gourds
Cherry Blossoms
Books
Pearl
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Trapezoidal panel from the robe of an Empress to be worn at the New Year Festival. At center is a five-clawed dragon with pearl and above him facing each other are two phoenixes. Below is water with rocks at center and at the sides. There is a pearl and four books in the foreground. A pair of branches of cherry blossums and of gourds float on the gold colored background. Embroidered in satin stitch. The panel was attached to a brown silk piece of cloth which is mounted on a green piece of silk.


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: Figure 2, No. 2, p. 61View Objects cited in this Publication

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