University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 52-23-106B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Phoenix
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Phoenix squares in provincial folk embroidery; for an actor's robe, probably. Not a properly matched pair. Moon (white disc) instead of sun show - among other things - that these are not proper official squares. Belongs in class with 52-23-101.


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