Inscription: a. Text in Manzhu and text in Chinese, not translated b. (at beginning of Manzhu text, woven, between two dragons) not translated c. (at end of Chinese text, woven, between two dragons) not translated d. (colophon on green tape) trans.: In the time of Qianlong, 26th year, 20th of the 11th month. Paper promoting an officer from Datong, the capital of Shanxi province, because of his simplicity of living, loyalty to his country, discipline to his children and love to his parent. He was honored as a model officer. In the name of Heaven, his wife became a model wife and mother.
Marking: Qianlong seal and reign mark, dated 26th year, 11th month, 20th day (1761)
Hans F. Smetana , Covington, LA (until 1966; donated to MMA)
New York. China Institute in America. "At the Dragon Court: Chinese Embroidered Mandarin Squares from the Schuyler V.R. Cammann Collection," October 20, 1994–December 23, 1994.