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Rigid fan (pien mien)

Chinese for export
first half of 19th century


Object Place, China

Dimensions

Overall: 38.5cm (15 3/16in.)

Accession Number

51.314

Medium or Technique

Peacock feathers; swan’s-down; carved ivory

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rigid fan covered in green peacock feathers with a gold and blue, surrounded on the lower half by white swan’s-down. The fan is mounted on a carved ivory handle carved to resemble twined rope.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Clara Culver Gilbert to the MFA, February 8, 1951

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Clara Culver Gilbert