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Ivory sticks, delicately carved, form a continuous design; outer sticks are carved and painted in colors; scene of a tent, two helmeted warriors, and a group of kneeling women and slaves: ("The Family of Darius Before Alexander")

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA, 1901.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

French, 1720–40

Dimensions

Guard: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.); maximum open: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.); arc: 130°

Accession Number

01.6685

Medium or Technique

Skin leaf painted in watercolor, lightly gilded; carved and pierced ivory sticks; carved and painted guards

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes