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Folding fan, decorated, face: with solar disks; guards with scrolling dragons in clouds. Guards: steel, engraved and with silver inlay. Sticks: bamboo. Face: paper painted in red on decayed gold ground.
Gunsen (war fan) used for signalling in battle.
Japan (maker) (country)
Japanese (maker) (nationality)
Guards: steel, engraved and with silver inlay. Sticks: bamboo. Face: paper painted in red on decayed gold ground.
length: (whole): 32.4
after 1801 to 1900
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
O.62-1985 (Applied Arts)