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Handscreen, 19th century

This is a Handscreen. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1958. Its medium is silk leaf with applied kingfisher feathers, silk-wrapped frame, carved ivory handle, silk cord with glass beads, embroidered and gilded pendant. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Henry J. Bernheim. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Henry J. Bernheim.

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Handscreen, 19th century; silk leaf with applied kingfisher feathers, silk-wrapped frame, carved ivory handle, silk cord with glass beads, embroidered and gilded pendant; Gift of Mrs. Henry J. Bernheim; 1958-140-1

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18421335/ |title=Handscreen, 19th century |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=17 February 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>