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Screen fan: O.12-1985

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)


Maker: Unknown




Screen fan, decorated, obverse: with sun and moon in clouds with Sanskrit characters; reverse: with Fudo Myo-o and his attendants Seitaka and Kongara riding on clouds, with Sanskrit characters. The handle: scrolling dragon. Stick: wood, covered in painted suede and iron, the top cap missing. Face: wood covered with iron, engraved, chased and overlaid in copper, brass and silver. Rim: iron. Cord and tassel.


History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Legal notes

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Length: 44.2 cm
Width: 19 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-28) by Countess of Rosse, Anne


17th Century
After 1601 - Before 1800

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Stick composed of wood ( light) iron suede
Face composed of wood silver brass (alloy)
Rim composed of iron

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.12-1985
Primary reference Number: 118466
Old object number: 425
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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