Mandarin Square


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Buzi (補子)
Object Number 52-23-81
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Qing Dynasty
Date Made Late 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Silk
Technique Embroidered
Iconography Tiger | Five Bats | Fungus | Narcissus | Eight Buddhist Symbols | Pearls

Fourth rank military officer's tiger square. Peking knot with couched white outlines, on dark satin. Greek fret border. The bottom edge has the 立水 li shui ('standing water') design denoting deep water. Based on stylistic similarity and the 立水 li shui design, this is likely from the Xianfeng Period (1851-61 CE) or later.

Height 29.2 cm
Width 30 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

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