Object Place: Italy
Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 55 cm (21 5/8 in.); arc: 175°
Medium or Technique
Skin leaf painted in gouache with touches of gilt, carved and gilded faux tortoiseshell sticks, metal, paste
Not On View
Large fan with chicken skin leaf (double), painted on one side with scene of “The Death of Sophonisba” (from Livy) showing figures in classical costume, on other side a landscape with castle in background. Thirteen carved and gilded faux tortoiseshell sticks with applied metal ornament, showing three medallions enclosing classical scenes, two end sticks and rivet ornamented additionally with many clear paste stones of varying sizes and shapes.
Gift of Miss Pauline Fenno to the MFA, 1952.
Gift of Miss Pauline Fenno