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"Mandarin" style folding fan with short paper continuous leaf painted in brilliant greens and blues with series of court scenes showing figures both in landscape and interior settings wearing robes made of actual scraps of fabric and appliquéd faces of painted ivory. Sticks and guard are made...

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Provenance

Gift from Miss Elizabeth G. Norton to the MFA, September 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton

"Mandarin" fan

Chinese for export, Qing Dynasty, 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 28cm (11in.)

Accession Number

52.1324

Medium or Technique

Painted paper; sandalwood; black lacquer

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes