Joseph and the Pharaoh

Length cm. 23
Spread cm 44,5
Sticks 17 plus 2

Fan to use on religious occasions. The biblical scene depicts Joseph in a meeting with the Pharaoh's family (Genesis: 47).
The silk leaf is painted in tempera and it has gold-damascened mother
of pearl sticks.
Fans depicting scenes from the Old Testament are of Protestant origin. Scenes with themes from the New Testament are rare. Fans were not probably used or brought to mass by Catholics.
work in progress
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