University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:92-1-110A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Lacquer
Shell
Paper
Ivory
Bamboo
Silk
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1992

Description

A fan in a box. Fan for summer occasions. Made of paper covered by silk with bamboo sticks. Guards are made of ivory with gold lacquer and mother of pearl inlaid for flowers, butterflies, and birds. One side of the fan has two travelers crossing a bridge and Mt. Fuji behind. The other side has a variety of Japanese summer flowers with two birds. The top of the fan lined with gold. Pink silk tassel is attached.


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