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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-45
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
Satin
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Peking Knot
Couched
Iconography:
Egret
Sun
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Pearls
Bats
Peony
Fungus
Bamboo
Peach Tree
Narcissus
Chou
Description:
Square rank badge for sixth rank civil official. Egret stands at center facing sun and standing on a rock amidst waves. The Eight Buddhist symbols and pearls float in the waves with rocks at either side with peony, fungus, bamboo, peach tree and narcissus. Five bats and clouds in the sky. Border contains alternating bats and chou character. Done in Peking knot stitch with outlines in couched white twisted cord on blue-black satin. Salmon colored silk backing with large stain at top and Chinese characters in one corner on back with remnants of sticker.
Height:
31cm
Width:
32cm
Thickness:
0.2cm
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. 45, p. 66
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