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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
Buzi (補子)
Object Number:
52-23-57A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
18th Century
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Technique:
Embroidered
Iconography:
Pine
Cypress
Fungus
Description:
Duck square for wife of official. In satin stitch on light background of same; back and legs of bird couched filling, water in stem satin stitch; berries on the Nandina plant at side in Peking knot. Unsplit probably for use on a mourning robe. Border of Greek fret of couched twisted green threads between threads of couched gold.
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. 3, p. 67
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