Fan and case

Unknownlate 17th–early 18th century

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

The front leaf of this fan depicts the feast of Belshazzar from the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. The back leaf is a drawing of Rome, which indicates points of architectural interest.

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  • Title: Fan and case
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 17th–early 18th century
  • Dimensions: H x W: 30.5 x 50.5 cm (12 x 19 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Fan and case
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. Max Farrand
  • Medium: Medium: parchment, ivory Technique: front and back leaves are drawn with pen and ink; sticks of incised and painted ivory; mother-of-pearl washer at the rivet