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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-3
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Ming Dynasty
Date Made:
16th Century?
Early Date:
1500
Late Date:
1599
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Gauze
Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Couched
Iconography:
Tuan Yang Festival
Phoenixes
Tigers
Artemisia Leaves
Five Poisons
Flying Centipede
Toad
Snake
Scorpion
Lizard
Description:
Trapezoidal princess's Tuan Yang Festival badge. Two sides of badge mirror each other, each with phoenix, tiger, the Five Poisons which include flying centipede, toad, snake, scorpion and lizard, and artemisia leaves, flowers, plants, waves and rock. Green colored gauze ground used for thin summer robes.
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: Figure 1, No. 3, p. 61
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