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Obverse: pastoral scene with seven large figures, decorative border with gilt details and small medallions of townscapes top center and corners ("Rinaldo in the garden of Armida," from Torquato Tasso's "Gerusalemme Liberata" (1581)). Reverse: scene of four large birds, decorative border with...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

Italian (Venice), 1730s

Object Place

Venice (?), Italy

Dimensions

Guard: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.); maximum open: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.); arc: 130°

Accession Number

1976.190

Medium or Technique

Double paper leaf painted in gouache; ivory sticks, lacquered and gilded; mother-of-pearl

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes