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Mandarin Square

Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number:52-23-90
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Bear
Five Bats
Peonies
Fungus
Bamboo
Peaches
Narcissus
Jewels
Credit Line:Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

Description

Fifth rank military officer's bear square. In satin stitch, with couched mane and tail (like No. 64); bats and other symbols in Peking knot, outlines in twisted white cord; on blue-black satin. Original border gone. (Has same general pattern as No. 83, but this looks a little earlier; this might have served as the model for No. 83, or more likely, the maker of each used the same pattern as a model).

Bibliography:

[Article] Cammann, Schuyler V. 1953. "Chinese Mandarin Squares: Brief Catalogue of the Lechter Collection". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 17. no. 3. pg. 2-73 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 3, p. 72View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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