Object Place: France
Guard: 24.13 cm (9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk leaf painted, embroidered, decorated with foil, sequins, ivory; bone sticks
Not On View
Leaf of ivory-colored silk painted with the scene of Psyche discovering the sleeping Cupid, ornamented with silver foil, gilt sequins and thread. The young god rests under a gold-fringed rose sating canopy supported by “silver” columns wound with garlands. Painted ivory is applied for the women’s faces and throats. Twenty bone sticks and guards. Rivet missing; most folds of silk leaf split.
Gift of Rosamond Capen Wolff Purcell to MFA, September 17, 1986.
Gift of Rosamond Capen Wolff Purcell