Thirteen gilded metal sticks; guards pierced, with embossed decoration. Leaf painted with neoclassical "Scene of Clemency:" Roman warrior and two ladies in landscape.
Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales to MFA, March 28, 1895.
Gift of Mrs. George Washington Wales
Guard: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); maximum open: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.); arc: 160°
Medium or Technique
Skin leaf painted in gouache, gilded and embossed; gilded openwork metal sticks and guards