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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
Buzi (補子)
Object Number:
52-23-90
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Technique:
Embroidered
Iconography:
Bear
Five Bats
Peonies
Fungus
Bamboo
Peaches
Narcissus
Jewels
Description:
Fifth rank military officer's bear square. In satin stitch, with couched mane and tail (like No. 64); bats and other symbols in Peking knot, outlines in twisted white cord; on blue-black satin. Original border gone. (Has same general pattern as No. 83, but this looks a little earlier; this might have served as the model for No. 83, or more likely, the maker of each used the same pattern as a model).
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. 3, p. 72
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