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Blue and green African starling feathers mounted over dark foundation feathers with design of rose, bud and leaves left formed by yellow-green and dark orange hummingbird feathers. Sixteen dark Neopolitan shell (faux tortoiseshell) sticks, brown silk connecting ribbon. Maroon silk tassel and...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Oldham Collection

1880–1900

Object Place

Europe

Dimensions

Guard: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.); maximum open: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.); arc: 155°

Accession Number

1976.514

Medium or Technique

African starling and hummingbird feathers; faux tortoiseshell blades; silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes