University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-95
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Early 20th Century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1925
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Embroidery
Iconography:Bear
Bats
Eight Immortal Symbols
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Fifth rank military bear square for officer's wife. Very late kesi, seemingly a poor copy of No. 52-23-88, with identical details. An example of cultural degeneration at the end of the Qing Dynasty.


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. 3, p. 72View Objects cited in this Publication

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