Fan

1700–25


Object Place: France or Italy

Dimensions

maximum Open: 48.0 cm (18 7/8 in.); Guard: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.); arc: 150°

Accession Number

1976.340

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache, ivory sticks, mother-of-pearl

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: “The Rape of Europa,” four women with flowerbasket and cow with garland, two women in stream, two figures picking flowers right, figure behind bushes left; black and white decorative border top and left. Reverse: arrangement of flowers covering entire leaf. Narrow gilt band at top. Ivory sticks decorated with 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