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Shiny double paper leaf. Obverse: Marquis de Lafayette and personification of France/Liberty on either side of flaming altar, flanked by two couples; stencilled scrollwork border. Reverse: "Le Serment de la Liberté par Mr. le Mquis. de la Fayette, Commandant Général de la Garde." Thirteen...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

about 1790

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.); maximum open: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.); arc: 140-45°

Accession Number

1976.235

Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, etched, engraved and painted in watercolor; bone sticks; carved bone guard

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes