|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Date Made||Early 20th Century|
|Iconography||Lion | Bats|
Second rank military officer's lion square. Soaring lion with ten bats in satin stitch; sun of silver threads couched with red silk; couched outlines of fine gold and silver thread. Border of alternating gold and silver shou 壽 characters. The lion looks too unusual to have been worn on an official square, and it has late aniline dyes. It was possibly made after the fall of the Qing Dynasty for an actor's robe or from the Reform Period of 1898 within the Guangxu Period (1875-1908), or in that style.
|Credit Line||Purchased from J. S. Letcher, 1952|
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