fan (personal protection)

Circular fan made of stiffened silk mounted on a bamboo frame attached with a ribbed bamboo handle. The obverse leaf depicts a river scene with a scholar sitting on a boat and an attendant is rowing towards rocks and trees on the right, painted in ink and watercolour on silk.

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