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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-62B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Late 19th Century - Early 20th Century
Early Date:
1875
Late Date:
1925
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Satin
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Split Satin Stitch
Couched
Iconography:
Oriole
Sun
Swastika
Fungus
Description:
Insignia from a section of an Imperial musician's robe. Flying yellow Oriole at center amidst green, blue, pink and red clouds against bright red silk background. Red sun in upper corner. Waves at bottom with blue rock at center. Swatstika floating in air above waves and fungus floating amidst waves. Double yellow line border. Coarsely embroidered using satin stitch, split satin stitch and couched gold thread for outlines. Green silk backing.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. S. Letcher

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: p. 68, Figure 29
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