Eight Buddhist Symbols
First rank military officer's qilin square. Peking stitch with couched gold outlines and tendril background; mane and tail of couched silver wire wrapped in green silk. Symbols: five bats with a sixth added later in applique (probably to fill the gap in the pattern where the gold had come loose). Eight Buddhist symbols with highly conventionalized peaches and narcissus. A clumsy fret border couched in gold.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
[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. 69
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