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Rigid fan (pien mien)

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Rigid fan with painted silk. On the obverse are pink peonies and cherry blossoms with an orange, green, brown and blue butterfly. On the reverse is a domestic scene; two women with a parasol and a child in a boat being steered by a man in a large hat while one man carries buckets of water into...

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Gift from William Perry Dudley to the MFA, October 3, 1935

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Gift of William Perry Dudley

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, about 1840

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Overall: 40.6 x 24.1 cm (16 x 9 1/2 in.)

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Painted plain weave silk; ivory


Textiles and Fashion Arts