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Obverse: center allegorical vignette of "Queen Esther before King Ahasuerus", with gilt border, surrounded by hand-painted lace and striped ribbon against dark and light pin-striped background, black border. Reverse: Italian houses on island outlined in red with black birds, boats and...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1740s

Object Place

Netherlands (?)

Dimensions

Guard: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); maximum open: 52.5 cm (20 11/16 in.); arc: 140°

Accession Number

1976.352

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in gouache; carved and pierced ivory sticks and guard

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes