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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-19B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Early 20th Century
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1925
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Aniline Dye
Gold Thread
Technique:
K'o-ssu
Iconography:
Golden Pheasant
Eight Immortal Symbols
8 Buddhist Symbols
Bats
Chou
Sun
Description:
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.
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. 19, p. 63
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