MS 7410 Painted fan leaf

Collection ID:
Physical Description:
1 Item
38 cm x 59.5 cm sheet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The painting depicts a scene of two boatloads of people. A canopied boat carries two ladies with a blue bowl between them, their two servants, and a punter. The other boat holds four musicians, one playing a trumpet-like instruments (possibly a sona or a hai-ti-tzu), another playing a recorder-like instrument (poassibly a hsiao, another playing the cymbals, or nao, and the last playing a drum on a stnad (possibly a tan-p'i-ku).

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7410
NAA INV 10000055

Local Note
Local Note
Description based on research by Emily Hoover, summer volunteer, Department of Anthropology.
Local Note
Painted in polychrome on paper, mounted on silk

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7410, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Purchased by Cornelius Osgood from Mrs. L. H. Palmer collection, May 20, 1977. Transferred from the artifactual collection to the archives by Chang-su Houchins, September 1986.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fans -- Chinese Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical instruments -- Chinese Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746