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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
Buzi (補子)
Object Number:
52-23-91B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Technique:
Embroidered
Iconography:
Bear
Bats
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Jewels
Peonies
Peaches
Fungus
Bamboo
Narcissus
Description:
Fifth rank military officer's bear square. Peking knot, on blue-black satin, with couched outlines in thin white cord. The scanty maneand tail are couched like in No. 64. Border of alternating bats and oblong shou characters. Compare identical patterns on 52-23-20, -45 and -80.
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. 72
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