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Fly Whisk

Period: Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date: 15th century
Culture: China
Medium: Ivory with tin beads and palm-leaf fibers
Dimensions: Overall with handle and whisk: W. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); L. 35 in. (88.9 cm) Ivory handle: W. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); L. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm) Storage Box: 2 7/8 x 41 3/8 x 6 in. (7.3 x 105.1 x 15.2 cm)
Classification: Ivories
Credit Line: Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2004
Accession Number: 2004.5

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