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Biblical Scene: M.254-2015

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Biblical Scene


Maker: Unknown




Folding fan, with a biblical scene. Depicting Christ disputing with the doctors.
Paper leaf with hand coloured etching, decorated with silver spangles. On shaped ivory sticks, the guards decorated with metal cloute work.


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 965

Legal notes

Accepted by H. M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax from the Lennox Boyd Estate

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2015-04-27) by H.M. Government


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1740

Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper spangles
Guards composed of metal
Sticks composed of ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.254-2015
Primary reference Number: 204819
Sale number: 965
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 28 July 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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