Eight Buddhist Symbols
Eight Immortal Symbols
Square rank badge for seventh rank civil official to wear on front of robe. At center a Mandarin Duck looks toward the sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. Eight Buddhist symbols and Lucky Jewels float among the waves and there are rocky banks at both sides with peony, magnolia, narcissus and cock's comb plants. The symbols of the Eight Immortals float in the sky in pairs among clouds and five bats. Greek fret border in couched gold thread. Primarily Peking knot used with couched gold thread and twisted white silk outlines on blue-black satin. Vertical 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. 55, p. 67
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