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"The Fortune Teller"

mid 19th century Unidentified (French) carved and painted bone, lithograph, watercolor and gilt on paper and mother of pearl 10 3/4 x 20 1/2 in. (27.3 x 52.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Milmore through Mr. Henry L. Milmore 1959.16.5 Not currently on view


Animal - bird

Animal - dog

Figure group

Occupation - occult - fortune teller

Recreation - courting

Recreation - leisure - reading

decorative arts

animal parts - bone

animal parts - shell - mother of pearl

paint - watercolor