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Object Number:92-1-373
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
European
Provenience: China
Section:Asian
Materials:Ivory
Silk
Thread
Velvet
Feather
Paper
Technique:Carved
Stenciled
Sewn
Iconography:Men
Basket
Fruit
Tomato?
Flowers
Butterfly
Dragonfly
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1992
Other Number:115 probable - Drexel Number
92-1-113 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Flat fan. Wooden frame iwth octagonal silk covering. One side is a painted/stenciled silk scene with 3-D figures. There are four men, one with a bushel of tomatoes (?). Another man is offering a tomato to two other men. The other side of the fan is decorated with feathers. It is divided into four sections, two decorated with feathers depicting flowers, butterflies and dragonflies (on black velvet). The other two are feathers (on black velvet). There is a red tassel at the end of the carved ivory handle.


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