Eight Immortal Symbols
Square badge for wife of fifth rank official. To be worn on front of robe. At center white colored silver pheasant looks towards sun as it stands on a rock amidst waves. The Eight Taoist Immortal symbols float in the water with peaches, narcissus, peonies, fungus and bamboo growing on the rocky banks at either side. Three bats, tendrils and clouds against the light blue sky. Border of flowers in alternating colors. Entirely done in Peking Knot. Seam down center.
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. 33, p. 64
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