The fan is made of wood and entirely covered with chased gold leaf (L 105.5cm, W 18.5cm).
Hieroglyphic text covers the handle from top to bottom. The front (postcard above) depicts the king returning from hunting ostriches, carried by attendants. On the back (front of cover below), the king is shown hunting ducks, riding his war chariot and holding a bow and arrow.
Tutankhamun was a pharaoh of the XVIII Dynasty (New Kingdom) who lived from circa 1341 BC to 1323 BC and ruled for about 9 years. His tomb was discovered on 22 November 1922 by Howard Carter, an English archeologist and egyptologist.
More details about Carter, Carnavon, the discovery of KV62 and the "curse" can be found here with some great pictures.