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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 86.4 x 88.9 cm (34 x 35 in.)

Accession Number

2013.747

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Bronze/brown background. At the center is a bronze/brown circle with a gold head of the statue of liberty in the center, and text that in all capital letters, reads, “Liberty”, and “U.S Independence Day”. There are images of gold torches, stars, U.S and French flags, and wheat. A Gold Ribbon encircles the circle with the statue of liberty. At the bottom of the circle is an eagle carrying a U.S and French flag, and a white banner in its beak. This scarf was most likely made to commemorate the statue of liberty and to celebrate U.S Independence Day.

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