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Rigid fan (pien mien)

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Rigid fan covered in green peacock feathers with a gold and blue, surrounded on the lower half by white swan’s-down. The fan is mounted on a carved ivory handle carved to resemble twined rope.

Provenance

Gift from Miss Clara Culver Gilbert to the MFA, February 8, 1951

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Clara Culver Gilbert

Chinese for export, Qing Dynasty, first half of 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 38.5cm (15 3/16in.)

Accession Number

51.314

Medium or Technique

Peacock feathers; swan’s-down; carved ivory

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes