Rigid fan (pien mien)

Chinese
Qing Dynasty
Third quarter 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 31.6cm (12 7/16in.)

Accession Number

51.2001

Medium or Technique

Feathers and down; quills

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Round rigid fan with white stiff feathers and tightly curled feathers with softer swans’ down near the handle. Handel is made from woven quills.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler to the MFA, September 13, 1951

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler