Late 19th Century
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Square civil official's rank badge, second rank. Worn on the front of a robe. Multi-colored Golden Pheasant facing sun stands on rock amidst waves. In the waves are the Eight Buddhist symbols and at each edge are rocks with peony, fungus, bamboo, peaches, narcissus. There are five bats among the clouds. The border consists of alternating bats and shou characters. Mostly done in Peking knot but also couched and satin stitch on blue satin. There is a seam down the center. Blue silk backing on one half of square.
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. 20, p. 63
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