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Rigid fan (pien mien)

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Round rigid feather fan with stiff taupe feathers. The inner feathers have been tightly curled. Fan has a straight handle made of woven quills.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Henry D. Love to the MFA, March 8, 1951

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry D. Love

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

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 35.5cm (14in.) Other (Overall): 25.5cm (10 1/16in.)

Accession Number

51.476

Medium or Technique

Feathers; quills

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes