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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
54-16-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
China
Provenience:
China
Period:
Late Ming Dynasty
Date Made:
17th Century
Early Date:
1600
Late Date:
1699
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Iconography:
Peacock
Waves
Bamboo
Jewels
Sun
Clouds
Description:
Third rank peacock square; made over for early Uh'ing use by the addition of a sun disc. Bird done in couched gold; clouds and spray in Bokhara couching; waves in split stitch. This multiplication of stitches was characteristic of the Ming, but might have carried over for a short time. The sun has been added later (but a long time ago) by attatching a circle of red silk in applique. Very valuable as an almost unique survival from a relatively early period; this still has affinities with 52-23-11, somewhat smaller and slightly later then this one.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Mrs. Cecil P. Reichel
Other Number:
83-12-5   -   Other Number

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