Rigid fan (pien mien)

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

Rigid fan (pien mien)

  • Chinese for export, Qing Dynasty, first half of 19th century
China
Dimensions
Overall: 38.5cm (15 3/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Peacock feathers; swan’s-down; carved ivory
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
51.314
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