Mandarin Square


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Buzi (補子)
Object Number 88-22-2
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Qing Dynasty
Date Made 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Silk
Iconography Lion | Sun | Bat | Eight Buddhist Symbols

Second rank military officer's wife's lion square. Black silk embroidered with blue and purple silk and gold thread. Lion surrounded by cloud motif. Purple: analine dye? The bottom edge has the 立水 li shui ('standing water') design denoting deep water.

Height 29.4 cm
Width 31.2 cm
Credit Line Gift of Cornelia Fraley, 1988

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