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Plaque presented to Wu Lien-teh by women of the Wu family

National Heritage Board, Singapore

National Heritage Board, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

Malaysia, Penang, 1896
Needlepoint canvas worked with glass seed beads in "petit-point" stitch
Courtesy of Daven Wu

This plaque was embroidered for Penang-born Wu Lien-teh in 1897 by the women of his family. It is a nyonya interpretation of the crest of Emmanuel College in Cambridge, where Wu was a medical student. The original rampant lion is replaced by a bushy-tailed Fo dog playing with a ball.

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