Fan with lithographed and gouache painted narrow paper leaf
Object Place: Spain
50.5 cm (19 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: goddess Ceres reclining center holding sickle and torch, surrounding figures bringing corn as offering. Reverse: mythological scene of six goddesses and cupid on clouds. Gilt scrollwork and decorative motifs as sides and borders, narrow gilt band at top. Carved mother-of-pearl sticks heavily ornamented with gilt-silver scrollwork, dancing scene center blades, gold foil backing on guards. Stylized gilt ring. Condition: leaf splitting, very bad condition.