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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-66
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Satin
Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Couched
Iconography:
Hsieh Chai
Bats
Sun
Peaches
Ju-i
Sword
Description:
Square rank badge for back of robe of wife of Censor or Judge. At center hsieh-chai stands on rock amidst waves. Sword and ruyi scepter in the waves. Peaches, five bats and clouds in the sky against blue-black satin. Done exclusively in couched silk and gold thread. Greek fret border in gold.
Height:
31.3cm
Width:
31.5cm
Thickness:
0.3cm
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: p. 68, Figure 21
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