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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-23
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Early 18th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1825
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Gold Thread
Satin
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Couched
Iconography:
Peacock
Ju-i
Rhinoceros Horn
Pearls
Fungus
Description:
Square third rank civil official's wife's badge. Worn on front of robe. A peacock with wings spread looks back towards sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. A Ru-i scepter, rhinoceros horn and pearls float in the waves. Fungus or cloud-like border. Satin stitch and couched gold thread on red figured satin back ground. Seam down center. Brown 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. 23, p. 63
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