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Single silk leaf. Obverse: "Treaty of Teschen" (1779). The goddess Minerva with helmet and shield, globe and olive tree (symbols of war and peace) center flanked by Josef II (Austria) left, Frederick the Great (Prussia) right, in medallion suspended by ribbons; outsides: figure who probably...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1779

Object Place

France (?), for the German market

Dimensions

Guard: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.); maximum open: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.); arc: 150°

Accession Number

1976.236

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf painted in gouache, applied sequins; pierced and gilded ivory sticks; ivory guards

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes