Object Title

Processional fan

Processional fan



Object Number



Presented by Messrs. Gould and Swayne, 1956.

Physical Description

The head of this object is of pierced and engraved brass, of bilobed outine contained within a solid brass frame. The inner panel is decorated with dragons and clouds, the sacred jewel, a sword and scroll as well as a water gate with a sacred carp. The outer frame with a carp, flowers and precious objects. At the top centre of the outer frame is a cast dragon's head. The fan is held in the mouth of another cast dragon's head attached to the vase shaped socket. The shaft is of red stained wood.


Dimensions: length: overall 228 cm (89.7 in), Head length: 69.2 cm (27.2 in)


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