From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 48-21-6
Current Location On Loan
Culture Manchu
Provenience China
Period Qing Dynasty
Date Made Late 19th Century
Section Asian
Technique Embroidered
Iconography Bat | Endless Knot

Embroidered Ho-pao purse. With rocks in sea as outer pattern. Inner pattern an extraordinary conglomeration of pun-symbols: 1) swastika and shou character (wan shou) "May (the wearer) live 10,000 years". 2) brush, ingot, scepter (pi ting ju i) "May everything be as you desire". 3) scepter and two persimmons (shih shih ju i) "May all affairs turn out as you wish". 4) bat and hsi character (fu hsi) "May you have happiness and good fortune." Predominately red in color. Rather poor condition.

Height 8 cm
Width 14 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1948
Other Number 69-40-1 - Other Number | 17-1969-6 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number | LO-1309-2 - Found in Collection Number

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