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Italian or Dutch

Postcard of Fan.
© National Museums Scotland


Folding fan with single leaf of fine skin, and carved and pierced ivory sticks and guards inlaid with mother of pearl and silver pique.

Painted with a scene of Aeneas saying farewell to Queen Dido of Carthage. Aeneas stands ready to embark on board his ship as Dido pleads with him to stay. The reverse is plain.

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Online ID: 000-100-101-293-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.365
Date: About 1720-30
c. 1740
Material: Ivory; silver; mother of pearl
Dimensions: 11.00"
What: ICOM Number: F 8.3
Subject: European Costume : female costume : accessories
Who: Aeneas
Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Description: Fan with ivory pierced sticks with silver and mother of pearl, leaf painted with Dido and Aeneas, part of the Richmond Inglis Collection: c. 1740
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