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War fan (Gun sen)

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Gold paper leaf with red sun center (both sides). Black lacquered bamboo sticks. Pink silk tassel depends from cylindrical rivet (color denotes rank of officer using fan).

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Japanese,

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

32 x 53 cm (12 5/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.445

Medium or Technique

Paper and lacquered wood

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes