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Fan

Museum number:
9-11160
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090011160
Alternate number:
292 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.2696
Object count:
1
Description:
fan, peacock feather with wood & wire; 40 cm. length; 31 cm. width
Donor:
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ready, Jr. Fund
Collection place:
Varanasi (city), Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
Verbatim coll. place:
India, Uttar Pradesh, Benares
Culture or time period:
Indian
Collector:
Renaldo "Ronald" Maduro
Collection date:
January 1970
Materials:
Feather (animal component) and Wood (plant material) (peacock feathers glued towood frame in circle; handle is wood, with wire wrapped around it)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
November 11, 1970
Context of use:
used as fan in warm weather, by men or women; held in hand, waved back and forth;
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
length 40 centimeters and width 31 centimeters
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