Embroidered Fan with Landscape: Ancient Mountains, Green Pines
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Silk embroidery on silk gauze; rim and handle: lacquered wood
H. 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm); Diam. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); D. 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Gift of Edna Bahr, 1962
Although at first glance this fan appears to have been painted, the landscape was actually delicately embroidered in fine silks over a light ink underdrawing. The embroidered inscription gives a cyclical date corresponding to 1831 or 1891—the latter being more likely.
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