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Fan Case with Orchids and Lotus

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th–19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic thread tapestry (kesi)
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 x 2 1/2 in. (33 x 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929
Accession Number:
30.75.845
Not on view
This fan case has two different tapestry-woven patterns. One side, suitable for summer, depicts a lotus; the other, more appropriate for autumn, features orchids.
William Christian Paul , the Bronx, NY (until d. 1929)
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