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Fan of twenty-three closely spaced thin bone blades painted solidly on both sides with polychrome tempera and a little gold, held together at top by green silk ribbon pasted to blades and having a simple painted gold design. On one side an elaborate floral background against which are placed two...

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Provenance

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton to the MFA, September 11, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton

1700–30

Object Place

Netherlands

Dimensions

Guard: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.); maximum open: 33 cm (13 in.); arc: 120°

Accession Number

52.1323

Medium or Technique

Bone blades painted in tempera; silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes