Early 20th Century
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Square rank badge for wife of fourth rank official. To be worn on the front of robe. At center bird faces sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves and li shui motif. Pearls and eight Buddhist symbols float in the waves. Sky filled with clouds. Greek fret border. Woven with gold thread in brocade technique on dark brown satin with red sun. Seam down center.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher
[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. 30, p.64
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