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Obverse: Hercules as youth embarking for or returning from journey center, talking to gathering left, with travellers right; surrounded by classical motifs and flowers; eight small vignettes across top; gilt decoration at top, sides. Reverse: "The Story of Joseph" set in architectural ruins by...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1740s

Object Place

Netherlands

Dimensions

Guard: 26.0 cm (10 1/4 in.); maximum open: 49.0 cm (19 5/16 in.); arc: 175°

Accession Number

1976.321

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf painted in gouache; pierced, carved, painted, and gilded ivory sticks and guards; foil

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes