Folding fan

Chinese for export
Chinese Republic
early 20th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 26.9cm (10 9/16in.) Other (open maximum): 49cm (19 5/16in.)

Accession Number

43.1300

Medium or Technique

Painted paper; gilt paper; ebony; mother of pearl; brass rivet

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Folding fan with painted continuous pleated paper leaf with an Egyptian inspired design motif. Five black, red and green Egyptian deities surrounded by small-scale offerings on a gold background. Gilt paper binding and ebony sticks decorated with small figures, baskets, animals and geometric shapes. Mother-of-pearl thumb pieces with brass rosette buttons on rivet.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift from Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection