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Large fan with chicken skin leaf (double), painted on one side with scene of "The Death of Sophonisba" (from Livy) showing figures in classical costume, on other side a landscape with castle in background. Thirteen carved and gilded faux tortoiseshell sticks with applied metal ornament, showing...

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Provenance

Gift of Miss Pauline Fenno to the MFA, 1952.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Pauline Fenno

mid-18th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 55 cm (21 5/8 in.); arc: 175°

Accession Number

52.1746

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache with touches of gilt, carved and gilded faux tortoiseshell sticks, metal, paste

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes