Fan

Uraguayan
about 1825


Object Place: Uraguay

Dimensions

30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.355

Medium or Technique

Painted paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Commemorative fan of Uraguayan independence. Painted and gilded glazed black paper leaf. Obverse: escutcheon center: scales (equality and justice), “Cerro de Montevideo” (power), wild horse (liberty), ox (abundance); “El Sol de Mayo” (awakening independence) above, cannon, spears, flags surround; banner at top inscribed “A La Republica Oriental del Uraguay”; drum, cannonballs, spears, flag left; barrel, tied box, spears, flag right: leaves top sides. Reverse: drums cannonballs, spears, flag center. Pierced ivory sticks, gilt and painted details; inset mother-of-pearl and gold foil backing on guards. Mother-of-pearl thumbpieces. Brass ring.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection