Eight Buddhist Symbols
Square rank badge for fifth rank civil official. To be worn on the front of the robe. Silver pheasant faces sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. Eight Buddhist symbols and pearls float in the waves. Fungus, bamboo, peony and narcissus grow on the rocky banks at either side. The sky is filled with two red bats, clouds, and gold tendrils against the black cloth ground. Greek fret border in couched gold thread. Primarily done in satin stitch with couched gold and split stitch. Seam down center.
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. 37, p. 65
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