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Woman's court fan (Hi-ogi)

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Brisé-type fan with 25 ivory stocks, white silk connecting ribbon. Obverse: gold lacquered design of two quail under millet, stream, landscape with house beyond. Reverse: gold lacquered and incrusted ivory figures with painted details; boy with vessel, boy with fishing net, boy on stilts, boy...

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Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Japanese, late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1976.436

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes