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Double skin leaf painted in gouache and touches of India ink. Obverse: St. Peter's Basilica with forecourt, Bernini colonnades and Vatican, gilt on pink decorative borders. Reverse: Hadrian's Tomb (Tower of St. Angelo), gilt decorative borders and narrow gilt binding at top. Red lacquered wood...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1750–80

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 52.5 cm (20 11/16 in.); arc: 120°

Accession Number

1976.346

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache and ink; lacquered and gilt sticks; bone; mother-of-pearl

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes