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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-63A
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
Gold Thread
Ink
Technique:
K'o-ssu
Painted
Iconography:
Hsieh Chai
Pavilion
Sun
Bats
Pine
Peony
Fungus
Bamboo
K'uei Lung
Description:
Rank badge to be worn on back of robe of Imperial Censor or Judge. At center a white hsieh-chai with blue and green mane and tail and orange flames sits in a rocky landscape with waterfall. There is a pavillion on one side and the landscape includes pines, peonies, fungus and bamboo. The sky is gold with multi-colored clouds, two bats and a red sun. Stylized k'uei-lung dragons in navy form the border with band of gold at outer edge. Design is done in k'o-ssu tapestry with painted details in black ink. Blue silk backing with stamp "Made in China."
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
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