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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 87.6 x 85.1 cm (34 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2013.737

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Light pink scarf with a slightly darker pink border, 2in. wide. Within the border there are images of shells (tortise, clam, conch, etc.) arranged in varying patterns and shapes. On the faces of two shells are faint outlines of birds.The colors used in this scarf include, shades of pink, shades of brown, shades of purple,baby blue and mint green. The illustration is outlined with a thin black line.

Provenance

Before 2011, acquired by Evelyn H. Lauder (b. 1936 - d. 2011); 2011, given by inheritance to her husband, Leonard A. Lauder, New York, NY; 2013, gift of Lauder to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder