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What is this?

Folding fan with a leaf of painted paper backed with parchment, sticks of carved and pierced ivory, guards decorated with mother-of-pearl, silver, and metallic spangles. The leaf is painted on the front with an allegorical scene depicting a hero returning from war; on the reverse, the leaf is white decorated with foliage sprays in gilt.

This is a fan. It is dated 1800–10 and we acquired it in 1952. Gift of Anonymous Donor. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: ivory sticks, paper leaf, parchment backing, silver, spangles, mother-of-pearl technique: leaf painted, sticks carved and pierced label: carved and pierced ivory sticks, painted paper leaf with parchment backing

Its dimensions are

H x W: 33.6 x 17.8cm (13 1/4 x 7 in.)

This object was catalogued by Elizabeth K. Leonard and donated by Anonymous

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