Mandarin Square


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 52-23-108
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Qing Dynasty
Date Made Late Qing Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Silk
Technique Embroidered
Iconography Phoenix

Phoenix panel from a late Qing woman's skirt, cut out and made up with borders for sale. Nice workmanship and contains most of the decorative elements found on late squares, except the sum; but shape is wrong and this bird is never found on Qing official squares (nor on a noble-woman's after c. 1660)

Height 34.8 cm
Width 28.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952

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