University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 52-23-61
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
Satin
Gold Thread
Technique:Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Couched
Iconography:Paradise Flycatcher
Lucky Jewels
Pearls
Rhinoceros Horn
Book
Sun
Li Shui
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
Other Number9-C-4 - Other Number

Description

Square rank badge to be worn on robe of a ninth rank official's wife. Paradise flycatcher at center standing on rock amidst waves. Lucky jewels in waves including pearls, rhinoceros horn and book. Rudimentary li shui pattern below waves. Sky is filled with blue and white clouds with a red sun. Border of two lines of gold thread. Satin stitch and couched gold thread outlines on dark blue satin. Backing in light blue silk with paper tags in upper two corners, one with red stamp and black ink calligraphy.


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: p. 68, Figure 16View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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