Fan

1780s


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.349

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache painted; carved and pierced ivory sticks; silk; mother-of-pearl

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Obverse: center panel scene of Quirinale Palace, Rome, flanked by Museums of the Capitol and of Paintings; statue of Marcus Aurelius in square, Castor and Pollux, horse tamers, at top of stairs; blue panels to sides with small medallions center of Trojan column left and Antinine column right, scrollwork surrounds; decorative borders of vines on light blue and stripes, narrow gilt band edging. Names of sites on reverse. Twenty carved and pierced ivory sticks, light blue silk backing on guards. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection