University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:29-137-2
Current Location: On Loan
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Date Made: 19th Century - 1912
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1912
Section:Asian
Materials:Ivory
Technique:Relief
Iconography:Human Figures
houses
Flowers
Trees
Length: 20.7 cm
Width: 36 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from S. Krauss, 1912
Other Number:17-1969-3 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number

Description

Ivory folding fan. All over design of human figures with houses and foliage. While each spoke is a separate unit, the grouping of the center spokes from a pattern. End spokes with human figures on balconies andunder flowering trees, with a conventionalized floral register below, all in very high relief.


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