Ink, color, and gold leaf on paper; bamboo and lacquer
13 1/4 × 19 in. (33.7 × 48.3 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Hunt, 1942
Not on view
In the refined and simplified performances of the Noh theater, the fan plays an important role in delineating character. The design, colors of the ground and color of the lacquer on the bamboo frame vary, depending on the role being performed. Cherry blossoms and pine are depicted on one side of this fan, and the Queen of the West and the King of the East of Chinese legend appear on the reverse. The chūkei fan which spreads out toward the top when closed, is appropriate for a female actor.
Mrs. Thomas Hunt , New York (until 1942; donated to MMA)
Detroit Institute of Arts. "Samurai: Beyond the Sword," March 9, 2014–June 1, 2014.
Artist: Unidentified Artist Date: late 16th–early 17th centuryMedium: Folding fan; ink on gold-flecked paper and gold-flecked lacquered bamboo fanbones and endpiecesAccession: 1988.212On view in:Not on view
Artist: Date: early 17th century Accession Number: 2015.300.110 Date: early 17th centuryMedium: Six-panel folding screen; ink, color, gold, and gold leaf on paperAccession: 2015.300.110On view in:Not on view
Artist: Date: first half of the 17th century Accession Number: 2015.300.107.1, .2 Date: first half of the 17th centuryMedium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold leaf on paperAccession: 2015.300.107.1, .2On view in:Not on view
Artist: Date: mid-19th century Accession Number: 91.1.637 Date: mid-19th centuryMedium: Bamboo, and lacquer, with gold and silver hiramaki-e with red lacquer accents
Accession: 91.1.637On view in:Not on view