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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Ming Dynasty
Date Made:
1550-1644
Early Date:
1550
Late Date:
1644
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:
Satin Stitch
Embroidered
Iconography:
Dragon
Ying
Pearl
Description:
Circular medallion from Emperor's robe. Five-clawed winged dragon (ying) chasing pearl. Waves have two rocks jutting upwards and flowers are floating on a gold colored background. Satin stitch used. Border has three bands of silk. Blue backing.
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. : Page/Fig./Plate: Figure 17, No. 1, p. 61
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