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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-15
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Late 18th Century
Early Date:
1775
Late Date:
1799
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Satin
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Iconography:
Crane
Pine
Fungus
Bamboo
Chrysanthemum
Description:
First rank civil official's wife's square rank badge for front of robe. Crane looking back towards sun stands with wings spread on rock in landscape with stream and mountain. Pine, fungus, bamboo, chrysanthemums grow on the rocks. Single group of clouds in sky. Seam at center. Satin stitch on blue-black satin. Narrow black satin border. 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. 15, p. 62
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