Square second rank civil official's badge. To be worn on front of robe. Multi-colored Golden Pheasant looking back at the sun stands on rock in a mountainous landscape with stream. Pearls and another lucky jewel float in the waves. Pines, tree peony, fungus, bamboo an a pagoda appear on the rocks. Li shui pattern in lower corners. Late tapestry technique with pastel colors and foreign dyes. Details painted on. Narrow border of gold thread. Seam down center. Blue silk backing.
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. 21, p. 63
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