Object Place: Japan
38 cm (14 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Courtier’s fan (Komori). Painted paper leaf. Obverse: large phoenix left; tree shrub, flowers, stream right; orange areas with leaves and decorative motifs outlined at top sides; gold background. Reverse: large peonies, stream; orange areas with bats and other decorative motifs outlined top sides; silver background. Bamboo sticks with indentured guards to give fan partially open appearance; carved motif on guards.
Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection