Mandarin Square


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Buzi (補子)
Object Number 52-23-84
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Qing Dynasty
Date Made Mid-18th Century
Section Asian
Materials Silk
Technique Embroidered
Iconography Bear | Li Shui | Bat | Pine Tree | Jewels

Fifth rank military bear square for officer's wife. Animal mostly couched in gold; other details in satin stitch, outlined in couched gold; on blue-black satin. Small sun and rudimentary li shui. Inner border of continuous clouds, outer one which was probably a line of gold, now missing.

Height 22.3 cm
Width 22.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

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