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Double white silk leaf painted and decorated with brass sequins. Design: three vignettes, "Perseus and Andromeda" (after Eisen, 1767) center, two classical structures to sides; garlands between, decorative border top and sides, narrow gilt band at top. Twelve carved and pierced ivory sticks...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1780s

Object Place

England or France

Dimensions

Guard: 28.0 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 51 cm (20 1/16 in.); arc: 155°

Accession Number

1976.242

Medium or Technique

Silk leaf painted in gouache, applied brass sequins; carved and pierced ivory sticks and guards; paste

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes