Object Place: Italy
29 cm (11 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Guard: 11 1/2 in.; Max. open: 21 5/8 in.
Medium or Technique
Skin leaf painted in gouache; pierced and carved bone sticks; carved ivory guards; paste
Not On View
Double skin leaf. Obverse: three vignettes, Mount Vesevius erupting center, musicians playing to virgin left, family by shore right; green background with scrollwork surrounds. Reverse: three vignettes, Bay of Naples center, family cooking and eating pasta left, musicians and dancers right; orange background with green scolling vines surrounds. Narrow gilt band edging. Twenty carved and pierced ivory sticks in chinoiserie motifs, diamond paste studs in rivet.
Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.