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Courtier's fan

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Painted paper leaf. Obverse: figures in Imperial court costumes, child on hobby-horse left, man with scroll or fan center, woman with sword (?) over shoulder right; gold background (symbolizing sunlight). Reverse: two cranes in flight; silver background (symbolizing moonlight). Red laquered...

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Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Japanese, about 1850–60

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

30 cm (11 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 30.0 x 44.0 cm

Accession Number

1976.427

Medium or Technique

Paper; on wood

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes