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Rectangular board, part of a larger set (1921-22-197 to 209), painted in polychrome colors, gilt, and varnished, with 20 rectangular, decorated sections, numbered 21 thru 40, divided into 4 columns. Number 21, at top left, features winged putto gazing into mirror framed by flower wreath; 22, below, with lactating figure of nude female holding globe in her hands; 23 of red capped European Goldfinch perched in tree; 24 of seated nude male with outstretched arm and fire emanating from the top of his head; 25, at bottom left, with putto holding arrow and shield and framed by flowered wreath; 26, at top, with profile bust of peasant woman wearing white cap; 27, below, of basket of turnips; 28 of bar ...
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late 18th century
Painted, gilt and varnished papier mache
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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