Fan

1720s


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.); arc: 145°

Accession Number

1976.202

Medium or Technique

Skin/paper leaf painted in gouache, carved and pierced ivory sticks with applied mother-of-pearl

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: Biblical scene “Accusation of Tuccia.” Small animal to left is African scavenger representing evil. Dark background, decorative border with gilt details. Reverse: gilt spirals at blades, gilt and rose decorative border. Narrow gilt band at top. Carved and pierced ivory sticks with carved and pierced mother-of-pearl appliqués (some missing) and steel piqué work. Mother-of-pearl thumbpieces and buttons on rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection