Handkerchief: Ligne Maignot
Height x width: 14 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (37.5 x 36.8 cm)
Medium or Technique
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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.
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)
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf