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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-12
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
Peacock Feather
Technique:
Embroidered
Couched
Satin Stitch
Iconography:
Duck
Book
Rhinoceros Horn
Pearls
Sun
Description:
Civil official's rank badge, seventh rank. Mandarin duck, looking back towards sun, stands with wings spread on rock amidst waves. In the waves are a book, rhinoceros horn and four pearls. Rocks at each side bracket the water. Blue, orange and green clouds fill the sky on a couched gold thread background. Traces of couched peacock feather. Satin stitch used. No border. Dirty and faded blue-green silk backing.
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. 12, p. 62
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