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Feather brisé fan

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Natural ostrich plumes mounted on sixteen dark Neopolitan shell (faux tortoiseshell) blades.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1880s

Object Place

Europe

Dimensions

Guard: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.); maximum open: 71 cm (27 15/16); arc: 170°

Accession Number

1976.510

Medium or Technique

Ostrich feathers; faux tortoiseshell blades

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes