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Rigid fan (pien mien) (one of a pair)

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Large rigid fan made with large brown/white feathers. Down the center are a red tuft of silk, an embroidered silk butterfly with pearl antennae (held on with a pin) and a medallion with vibrant blue kingfisher feathers. Handle is deeply carved ivory with three-dimensional dragons, vines and...

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Provenance

Gift from Miss Aimee Lamb and Miss Rosamond Lamb in memory of their mother Mrs. Horatio A. Lamb to the MFA, September 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

Chinese, used in America, Qing Dynasty, second half of the 19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 48.5cm (18 1/2 x 19 1/8in.)

Accession Number

52.1260b

Medium or Technique

Feathers; kingfisher feathers; silk; pearl; ivory

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes