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Circular fan of palm leaf with brown connecting cord with inscribed design of stories of Krishna created by stylus; polished and etched extended wood guards with painted inscription "Legends respecting Crishna chiefly from the Maha Bharet" (obverse) and applied paper inscription on reverse; iron...

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Oldham Collection; Gift of Esther Oldham to the MFA on June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Indian, mid-18th century

Object Place

Southern India, India


24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Palm leaf, wood, iron rivet, painted with ink


Textiles and Fashion Arts