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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-61
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
18th Century
Late Date:
1952
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Satin
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Satin Stitch
Couched
Iconography:
Paradise Flycatcher
Lucky Jewels
Pearls
Rhinoceros Horn
Book
Sun
Li Shui
Description:
Square rank badge to be worn on robe of a ninth rank official's wife. Paradise flycatcher at center standing on rock amidst waves. Lucky jewels in waves including pearls, rhinoceros horn and book. Rudimentary li shui pattern below waves. Sky is filled with blue and white clouds with a red sun. Border of two lines of gold thread. Satin stitch and couched gold thread outlines on dark blue satin. Backing in light blue silk with paper tags in upper two corners, one with red stamp and black ink calligraphy.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. S. Letcher
Other Number:
9-C-4   -   Other Number

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: p. 68, Figure 16
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