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Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Length x width: 83.8 x 88.9 cm (33 x 35 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Baby blue background with a white square border, 5/8in. wide, outlined with a thin dark blue line on the inside. In the center, within the border, is an illustration of a nude, god-like charecter riding in a horse drawn chariot, with four horses, on a cloud. Encirling the illustration is a chain design. From the bottom center of the circle, the chain extends into a belt with the text, “Lhaeton”. In the top left and bottom right corners there is an illustration of two men and three horses. In the top right and bottom left corners, there is an illustration of three men and four horses. Between each corner, on each side of the border, is an illustration of a horse drawn chariot and people riding horses. Each illustration is white with light grey linework.


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