Description: the paper leaf painted with the Olympian gods seated at a banquet, Zeus and Hera at the front, in a landscape, later picked out in gilding, the reverse with pastoral figures resting by an urn, the ivory guards applied with mother-of-pearl figures and steel piqué ornaments, paste pivot,
in a paper case lacking cover
Dimensions: 27.3cm., 10 3/4 in. long
Condition Report: delicate painting, the reverse with some patches of paint worn, especially Cupid's face and around. some usual wear and tears along edges and folds but protected by a reinforcement band along top edge. patch of restoration to reverse on left hand side. some mother of pearl figures lacking.
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