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Court fan: M.466-1985

Object information

Awaiting location update


Maker: Unknown




White ostrich feathers with tortoiseshell sticks and metal loop.


History note: Purchased by Lady Waley in South Africa

Legal notes

Given by Mrs G. Nathan

Measurements and weight

Length: 73.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1985-10-21) by Nathan, G. Mrs


20th Century, Early
Production date: circa AD 1926

Components of the work

Leaf composed of feathers ( ostrich)
Sticks composed of tortoise shell

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.466-1985
Primary reference Number: 118087
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 4 January 2017 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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