Fan

Japanese
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

30.8 cm (12 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1296

Medium or Technique

Painted paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Courtier’s fan (Komori). Painted paper leaf. Obverse: seven silver and gold circular vegetative motifs and nine gold bands across center, silver and gold speckling across top and botton, red background. Reverse: gold. Bamboo sticks with indentured guards to give fan partially open appearance; carved motif on guards.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection