Fan

1800–05


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Guard: 24.13 cm (9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1986.485

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf painted, embroidered, decorated with foil, sequins, ivory; bone sticks

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

Gift of Rosamond Capen Wolff Purcell to MFA, September 17, 1986.

Credit Line

Gift of Rosamond Capen Wolff Purcell