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Rigid fan (pien mien)

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Round rigid fan with white stiff feathers and tightly curled feathers with softer swans’ down near the handle. Handel is made from woven quills.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler to the MFA, September 13, 1951

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler

Chinese, Qing Dynasty, Third quarter 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 31.6cm (12 7/16in.)

Accession Number

51.2001

Medium or Technique

Feathers and down; quills

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes