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Double skin leaf. Obverse: three vignettes, Mount Vesevius erupting center, musicians playing to virgin left, family by shore right; green background with scrollwork surrounds. Reverse: three vignettes, Bay of Naples center, family cooking and eating pasta left, musicians and dancers right;...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

about 1820

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

29 cm (11 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Guard: 11 1/2 in.; Max. open: 21 5/8 in.

Accession Number

1976.350

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache; pierced and carved bone sticks; carved ivory guards; paste

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes