Luna moth fan
Object Place: East Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Guard: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.); maximum open: 66 cm (26 in.); arc: 160°
Medium or Technique
Carved and painted wood sticks and silk plain-weave leaf painted in oil with applied metal sequins, thread, and net
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Luna Moth fan. Single white silk leaf painted in oil (?) in shades of green forms wings, decorated with brass, plated steel, silver-plated copper sequins green and blue sequins, gilt-silver yarns and net; gilt-silver insert center. Thirteen carved hornbeam (?) sticks painted green, silver and gilt-silver form body. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet, brass ring.
1976, Esther Oldham, Wellesley, MA; gift of Miss Oldham to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1976)