The fan of Queen Ahhotep is made of wood covered with gold sheet. It has a long handle of beaten gold sheet around a wooden core, topped by a stylized knob in the form of a papyrus flower and stem. Ostrich feathers were originally inserted into the gilded fan. The flat section is adorned with an offering scene.
King Ahmose the First, son of Ahhotep, is shown in front of a deity who holds the Was scepter in his hands. Behind the king, we can see the falcon god Horus standing on the Serekh. Fans represented the air, breath, and life and were also a royal symbol of the king.