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Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)
Length x width: 86.4 x 88.9 cm (34 x 35 in.)
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Red border. Within the border is a large, black, square-like shape with rounded corners and sides outlined with a thin gold line. In the top left and bottom right corner is an image of a scarab Beatle surrounded by gold architectural forms. In the top right and bottom left corner is an image of a vulture holding a red circular object in its talons. The bird in the top right corner has its wings spread up and outward, and the bird in the lower left corner has wings pulled down and inward. In the Center of the black square is what looks to be a cross between the scarab Beatle and the vulture. The animal is encircled by a gold ring with gold/ brown columns rising out from the ring. On four sides of the ring are what look to be Egyptian symbols in red, gold and brown.
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)
The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder