Fan

1798


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.); maximum open: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.); arc: 120°

Accession Number

1976.238

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf, with applied paper, textile découpage, steel sequins; bone sticks decorated with steel piqué work; brass

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Beige single silk leaf. Obverse: “Fête de L’ Agriculture” honoring the goddess Cybele: applied paper figures (découpage) of Cybele in lion-drawn chariot center, man blowing horn right, woman beating tambourine left, with painted details; appliquéd green silk ground with brown painted border; vine across top with appliquéd green silk leaves, red silk berries, painted limbs, with white silk bow appliquéd center; hand-cut steel sequins as swags, plants and details throughout and across top; silver border top. Reverse: plain silk with silver border top. Sixteen bone sticks decorated with steel piqué work and silver, brass rosette studs in rivet.

Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection