King George IV’s Ivory Cockade Fan, 1790
Cockade fans differ from standard hand fans in that they open to a full 360 degrees. Such fans were first recorded in use during early medieval times though they may have been employed much earlier in their country of origin--China.
This amazing shot captures vibrant Autumn colors and the beautiful architecture of the National Museum in Wrocław. It has been established in 1947 and holds one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Poland.