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China Anonymous, Chinese
Folding Fan, n. d.
Paint on Paper
11 11/16 in. x 20 1/2 in. x 1/4 in. (29.69 cm x 52.07 cm x 0.64 cm)

Object Type: Fan
Technique: Painting
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.342

The fan shows two gold and red stamps and text in gold on one side.

Black paper with gold and colored painted decoration and gold and red stamps. Plastic structure.

Object Description
Folding fan of black paper, with plastic made to look like wood for the ribs and ends. The fan has painted images on both sides. One side displays birds and flowers entirely in gold, and the other has a scene of a play or festival, with battle scenes, boats, etc. in gold and colors. The object appears to be of lesser quality.

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