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Commemorative fan for opening of Royal Museum, Berlin (now known as Old Museum). Center scene of Old Museum; Horse Tamers on top copied from Piazza del Quirinale, Rome; small boats in canal at foreground; flanked by conventionalized decorative motifs. Twenty horn blades, white silk connecting...

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

about 1825–55

Object Place

Berlin, Germany


Guard: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.); maximum open: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Horn blades painted in gouache; silk; blue stone studs


Textiles and Fashion Arts