Object Place: Italy
Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 52.5 cm (20 11/16 in.); arc: 120°
Medium or Technique
Skin leaf painted in gouache and ink; lacquered and gilt sticks; bone; mother-of-pearl
Not On View
Double skin leaf painted in gouache and touches of India ink. Obverse: St. Peter’s Basilica with forecourt, Bernini colonnades and Vatican, gilt on pink decorative borders. Reverse: Hadrian’s Tomb (Tower of St. Angelo), gilt decorative borders and narrow gilt binding at top. Red lacquered wood sticks with gilt chinoiserie motifs, bone thumbpieces, mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.