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Courtier's fan (Komori)

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Painted paper leaf. Obverse: figures in Imperial Court costumes under tree; gold background (symbolizing sunlight). Reverse: cranes in flight; silver background (symbolizing moonlight). Red laquered sticks with indentured guards to give fan partially open appearance; carved cat's eye (Nekomé)...

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Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Japanese, about 1850

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.426

Medium or Technique

Painted paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes