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"Ruth and Boaz" fan (a) and case (b)
"Ruth and Boaz" fan (a) and case (b)
Date:
1740–1750
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Vellum, Ivory, Glass Jewel, Copper Alloy; Opaque Watercolor And Gold Paint, Carved And Incised Sticks And Guards, Rivet
Dimensions:
29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1964.98a-b
Acquisition Date:
1964-10-03
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. Beatrice Greenough

Exhibition History:

Fans of the Eighteenth Century, Textiles Education Gallery, de Young Museum, 9/25/18 – 4/28/19
Gallery 9A, Legion of Honor, 4/03 - 9/03
Fans in Fashion, Legion of Honor, 5/23/81 - 8/30/81

Leaf of vellum with opaque watercolor and gold paint showing biblical story of Ruth and Boaz with oxen and plants, and floral border. On the reverse, Ruth kneels with a sheaf of wheat. Sticks and guards of carved and incised ivory with commedia dell'arte figures and birds. Glass jewel and copper alloy rivet.