Cockade fan

Indian
mid-18th century


Object Place: Southern India, India

Dimensions

24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.464

Medium or Technique

Palm leaf, wood, iron rivet, painted with ink

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Circular fan of palm leaf with brown connecting cord with inscribed design of stories of Krishna created by stylus; polished and etched extended wood guards with painted inscription “Legends respecting Crishna chiefly from the Maha Bharet” (obverse) and applied paper inscription on reverse; iron rivet.

Provenance

Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection