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Mandarin Square

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Native Name:
P'u-Fang
P'u-Tze
Object Number:
52-23-106A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Technique:
Embroidered
Iconography:
Phoenix
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.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. S. Letcher

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