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Circular fan

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Circular brisé fan with carved and pierced ivory sticks, white and dark and light blue silk connecting ribbon. Central area filled with many figures employed at various tasks, decorative motif below shoulders, floral motif at heads above ribbon. Design of bats on guards, heads of guards...

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Provenance

Oldham Collection; Gift from Esther Oldham to the MFA, June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Chinese for export, 1790

Object Place

China

Dimensions

16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1976.396

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes