Woman's court fan (Hi-ogi)

Japanese
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.436

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brisé-type fan with 25 ivory stocks, white silk connecting ribbon. Obverse: gold lacquered design of two quail under millet, stream, landscape with house beyond. Reverse: gold lacquered and incrusted ivory figures with painted details; boy with vessel, boy with fishing net, boy on stilts, boy leading turtle by cord, woman with fan (left to right). Gold lacquer with painted details of bird and vegetation on guards. Blue and white double tassel with gold lacquer and painted ivory ball depends from lacquered steel ring with black painted scrollwork.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection