Rigid fan (pien mien)

Chinese for export
Qing Dynasty
first half of 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 35.5cm (14in.) Other (Overall): 25.5cm (10 1/16in.)

Accession Number

51.476

Medium or Technique

Feathers; quills

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Round rigid feather fan with stiff taupe feathers. The inner feathers have been tightly curled. Fan has a straight handle made of woven quills.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Henry D. Love to the MFA, March 8, 1951

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry D. Love