|Early 19th Century
|Qilin | Peach | Peonies | Fungus | Peking Knot | Halberd | Music Stone
Mandarin square with Qilin 麒麟, a mythical horse-like animal used on the mandarin squares of wives of first rank military officers. Embroidered in satin stitch on blue-black satin. Body of Qilin has couched filling of twisted blue thread to create a scale effect. Symbols include peaches, peonies, and fungus with bamboo.
|Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952
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