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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-14
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Early Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Early 18th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1825
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Gold Thread
Peacock Feather
Technique:
Embroidered
Couched
Iconography:
Paradise Flycatcher
Sun
Description:
Square civil official's rank badge, ninth rank. Paradise Flycatcher looking back towards sun stands at center on rock amidst waves. Rocks bracket the water on either side. Three clouds in the sky. Simplified design done almost entirely in couched gold thread on green silk. Traces of couched peacock feather. Border consists of two strands of couched gold thread. The 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. 14, p. 62
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