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Twenty-eight pierced light wood sticks with red and white striped connecting ribbon. Obverse: stipple engraved center medallion, allegory of Common Man carrying burden of taxation (Atlas carrying World), Minerva right, clergy left; portraits inscribed "Louis XVI, Roy de France et de Navare"...

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Provenance

Gift of Esther Oldham to MFA, June 9, 1976.

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1788–89

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 45.5 cm (17 15/16 in.); arc: 130°

Accession Number

1976.233

Medium or Technique

Pierced wood blades, with printed and painted medallions applied; silk; ivory; mother-of-pearl

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes