Fan

Japanese
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

38 cm (14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1297

Medium or Technique

Painted paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection