Eight Buddhist Symbols
wheel of the law
Square seventh rank civil officials rank badge for civil officials summer robe. Mandarin duck looks at sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. Pearls, the Eight Buddhist symbols including conch, canopy, fish, lotus, vase, wheel of the Law, umbrella and endless knot and lucky jewel symbols float in the waves. Peonies, fungus, bamboo, peaches and narcissus grow on the rocks at either side. Above are blue clouds and seven pink and orange bats against couched peacock feathers filling background. Border of chou characters alternating between circular and oblong. Done in Peking knots, couched twisted white silk and gold, couched gold, and couched peacock feathers on navy gauze. Much of peacock feathers missing.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
[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. 67
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