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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
Buzi (補子)
Object Number:
52-23-72
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
Technique:
Embroidery
Iconography:
Lion
Five Bats
Peony
Fungus
Peaches
Narcissus
Jewels
Description:
Second rank military officer's lion square. (Only the curls on the mane and back can identify these late Qing lions from the blue form of the fifth rank bear). Done in rather coarse satin stitch on blue-black satin, with couched mane and tail on the animal ( as on No. 64); waves in stem satin stitch; some of the symbols in Peking knot; masses outlined in couched white cord. Greek fret border couched in gold.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. S. Letcher

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese New Year Festival (1997 - 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1953. Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection. The University Museum Bulletin. 17 (3): pp. 2-73.
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