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Liturgical fan (Flabellum)

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Ecclesiastical ornament. Liturgical fan (Flabellum). Painted vellum plaited to form circle; bands at center and edge, flowers in blues and reds on both sides. Ivory handle, buttons at center; set with tiny plaques of mother-of-pearl and neilloed silver gilt.

Credit Line

Gift of the Class of the Museum of Fine Arts, Mrs. Arthur L. Devens, Chairman

Italian, 12th century

Object Place

Italy

Accession Number

56.882

Medium or Technique

Ivory and tempera on vellum

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes