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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-34
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
18th Century
Late Date:
1952
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Satin
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Stem Stitch
Couched
Iconography:
Silver Pheasant
Sun
Description:
Square rank badge of wife of fifth rank official. Bird faces sun as it stands on rocky bank in foreground. Beyond the waves a stream flows down a rocky mountain. Plant forms on the rocks. Primarily satin stitch on blue-black silk with stem stitch and couched gold thread. Light blue 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: No 34, p. 64
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