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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
Buzi (補子)
Object Number:
52-23-93
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Early 19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1825
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Technique:
Embroidery
Iconography:
Bear
Bats
Peaches
Narcissus
Peony
Fungus
Bamboo
Pine Tree
Jewels
Description:
Fifth rank military officer's bear square. In satin stitch, with pink background of same (resembling No. 57, this was probably also made for use on a mourning robe). The whitish form of the bear, instead of the more usual blue one. Simple key fret border.
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: No. 3, p. 72 and fig. 26
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