Obverse: Biblical scene of "Moses Striking the Rock"; bits of mother-of-pearl applied throughout. Reverse: simple pastoral scene of shepherd with flock. Carved ivory sticks with painted chinoiserie scene of two men beside table. Mother-of-pearl rings on brass rivet.
Gift of Ester Oldham to the MFA, 1976
Guard: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.); maximum open: 46 cm (18 1/8 in.) arc: 125°
Medium or Technique
Skin leaf etched and painted in gouache, applied bits of mother-of-pearl; ivory sticks, pierced and painted; mother-of-pearl