Object Place: France
Guard: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.); maximum open: 52 cm (20 1/2 in.); arc: 160°
Medium or Technique
Skin/paper leaf painted in gouache and gilded; pierced, carved and gilded mother-of-pearl sticks (one replaced)
Not On View
Leaf: skin recto, paper verso. Design: “Twelve Episodes.” Twelve storytelling scenes in two registers separated by lines of flowers. The story is not clear; it has something to do with a country girl who is the target of Cupid’s arrows and who spends some time in the city and is subjected to temptations there.
Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer to MFA, November 8, 1906.
Bequest of Mrs. Martin Brimmer