Handkerchief: Ligne Maignot

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 14 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (37.5 x 36.8 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2372

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Hankerchief with blue, red, and white concentric squares. The center section is divided into four triangles with a white “X” with the words “FRANCE-GREAT BRITAIN, LIGNE MAGINOT.” Two opposite triangles are blue and have a yellow rooster inside and the other two triangles are red and have a yellow lion inside.

Provenance

By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, sold by Saunders to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of the Sharfs to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf