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Painted paper leaf with applied ivory faces and fabric robes. Obverse side shows emperor in a court scene, surrounded by a decorative border. Reverse has a large pheasant, butterfly, peonies, fruit, buds and other flowers also surrounded with a decorative border. Gilt paper binding at top. Black...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

"Mandarin" fan

Chinese for export, Qing Dynasty, 1850

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 26.5cm (10 7/16in.) Other (open maximum): 50cm (19 11/16in.)

Accession Number

1976.414

Medium or Technique

Painted paper; silk; ivory; lacquer; brass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes