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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-7
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Early Qing Dynasty
Date Made:
Late 17th Century - Early 18th Century
Early Date:
1675
Late Date:
1825
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Gauze
Silk
Gold Thread
Technique:
Embroidered
Gauze
Laid Satin Stitch
Couched
Iconography:
Golden Pheasant
Peony
Description:
Circular embroidered medallion not signifying rank and probably from a noblewoman's robe. Laid satin stitch with couched gold thread outlines on coarse gauze. Two golden pheasants facing each other at center. One is hovering in the air and the other stands on a rock with flowers, peonies, and clouds in the background. Roughly seamed to surrounding strip done in the same technique. No 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. 7, p. 61
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