Early 20th Century
Eight Buddhist Symbols
Three Halberds with Vase
Square rank badge for the front of the robe of a wife of fifth rank civil official. Silver pheasant in couched gold thread flys towards sun. Eight bats, the Eight Buddhist symbols, a vase with jade stone and three halberds float among the blue clouds. Border of alternating bats, shou characters in couched gold thread. Satin stitch, couched twisted silk also used on blue-black satin. Vertical seam down center. Blue silk backing.
Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
[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. 39, p. 65
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