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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
Buzi (補子)
Object Number:
52-23-92B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Technique:
Embroidered
Iconography:
Bear
Flowers
Bats
Jewels
Description:
Fifth rank military officer's bear square. Peking knot on blue-black satin. Symbols: eight blue bats, over-conventionalized flowers and leaves, with jewel symbols in waves. Border of paired k'uei-lung (dragons) with circular shou character between each pair, bats in corner.
Length:
31cm
Width:
30.2cm
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. 72
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