Fan

Indian
1875–80


Object Place: India

Dimensions

28.5 x 49 cm (11 1/4 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.494

Medium or Technique

Peacock feathers, wool felt, applied sequins, applied beetle wings, wire; handle of stained wood

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Collages

Revolving fan with hatchet-shaped leaf constructed of red felt covered foundation embroidered with gilt-silver wires, steel sequins, beetle wings and peacock tailfeather “eyes”; peacock feathers at edges; handle of dark polished wood.

Provenance

Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection