Early 20th Century
Eight Immortal Symbols
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Square civil official rank badge, second rank. To be worn on front of robe. Multi-colored golden pheasant looks towards the sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. Symbols in the waves represent the Eight Taoist Immortals. In the sky are the Eight Buddhist Symbols, five bats and clouds against a diaper pattern background. Border with alternating bats and shou characters. K'o-ssu tapestry with gold thread and aniline dyes. Seam down center. Blue silk backing.
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: No. 19, p. 63
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