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Obverse: Biblical scene "Accusation of Tuccia." Small animal to left is African scavenger representing evil. Dark background, decorative border with gilt details. Reverse: gilt spirals at blades, gilt and rose decorative border. Narrow gilt band at top. Carved and pierced ivory sticks with...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1720s

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Guard: 28 cm (11 in.); maximum open: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.); arc: 145°

Accession Number

1976.202

Medium or Technique

Skin/paper leaf painted in gouache, carved and pierced ivory sticks with applied mother-of-pearl

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes