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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
Buzi (補子)
Object Number:
52-23-69A
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:
Mang Dragon
Bat
EIght Buddhist Symbols
Description:
Pair of Duke's mang dragon squares. Four-clawed dragon couched in gold and silver, with finely rendered scales, against a background of details in Florentine stitch, on gauze. Border of Greek fret couched in gold.
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. 69 and fig. 19
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