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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
Buzi (補子)
Object Number:
52-23-84
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Mid-18th Century
Early Date:
1725
Late Date:
1775
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Technique:
Embroidered
Iconography:
Bear
Li Shui
Bat
Pine Tree
Jewels
Description:
Fifth rank military bear square for officer's wife. Animal mostly couched in gold; other details in satin stitch, outlined in couched gold; on blue-black satin. Small sun and rudimentary li shui. Inner border of continuous clouds, outer one which was probably a line of gold, now missing.
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. 3, p. 71
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