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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-10A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Early Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
c. 1645
Early Date:
1620
Late Date:
1670
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Gold Thread
Spun Peacock Feather
Satin
Technique:
Brocaded
Woven
Iconography:
Silver Pheasant
Sun
Pearl
Rhinoceros Horn
Fungus
Description:
Civil official's rank badge, 5th rank. Blue-black satin square with gold silk backing. At the center a silver pheasant(which is woven here in brown)stands with wings spread. He is perched on one foot on a rock amidst waves. There are four jewel symbols in the waves including a flaming jewel and fungus. The egret faces the sun in the upper corner and he is surrounded by blue and orange clouds. Brocaded with gold and silk threads and spun peacock feather. Seam in center.
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 5, No. 10, p. 62
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