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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-18
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Late 19th Century
Early Date:
1875
Late Date:
1900
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Peking Knot
Couched
Iconography:
Crane
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Lucky Jewels
Bell
Scepter
Sun
Pagoda
Pavilion
Bats
Li Shui
Pearls
Description:
Square rank badge for wife of first rank official. Crane faces the sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves and li shui motif. The Buddhist symbols, lucky jewels, bell and scepter float in the sea. On either side are rocks with pagoda, pavilion, fungus and pines. In the sky are five green bats and five Buddhist symbols with clouds on a swastika fret pattern in the background. Primarily in satin stitch with Peking knot and couched gold thread on dark blue or black satin. Border is simply couched gold thread.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. S. Letcher

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese New Year Festival (1997 - 1997)
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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: Figure 9, No. 18, p. 63
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