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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-9
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Early Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Late 17th Century
Early Date:
1675
Late Date:
1900
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Couched
Satin Stitch
Iconography:
Peacock
Pearls
Clouds
Sun
Description:
Civil official rank badge, third rank. Blue square cloth embroidered with silk thread and couched with gold thread. At the center a peacock, looking backwards towards the sun, stands with wings spread on a rock among waves with two pearls. The background is filled in with gold around blue, green and orange clouds. A Greek fret border is couched in gold. Made in two halves which are stitched together. Damage at one upper and one lower corner.
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: Fig. 8, No. 9 pg. 62
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