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明 佚名 網紋圖 扇
Folding Fan with Fishing Net Decoration

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan; ink on gold-flecked paper and gold-flecked lacquered bamboo fanbones and endpieces
Dimensions:
11 7/8 × 9 1/2 × 1/2 in. (30.2 × 24.1 × 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, The B.D.G. Leviton Foundation Gift, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.212
Not on view
A similar fan was excavated from the tomb of Zhu Chunchen (died 1601) and his wife (died 1624) in Songjiang District, Shanghai. The fan was found in the wife's left hand.
Inscription: No artist's inscription, signature, or seal
[ Luen Chai Curios Store , Hong Kong, until 1988; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dreams of Yellow Mountain: Landscapes of Survival in Seventeenth-Century China," September 13, 2003–February 22, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Douglas Dillon Legacy: Chinese Painting for the Metropolitan Museum," March 12, 2004–August 8, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Painting, Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," August 28, 2004–February 20, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Secular and Sacred: Scholars, Deities, and Immortals in Chinese Art," September 10, 2005–January 8, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Brush and Ink: The Chinese Art of Writing," September 2, 2006–January 21, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Journeys: Mapping the Earth and Mind in Chinese Art," February 10, 2007–August 26, 2007.

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