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Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Length x width: 89.5 x 87.6 cm (35 1/4 x 34 1/2 in.)

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cosmos and chariots scarf. Deep purple boarder, 2in. wide. Within the border is a large square shape with stylized corners and sides, outlined with a bronze band. The square fades from a deep purple (from the edges) to a dark pink (at the center). At the center there is an image of a gold measuring device related to the solar system. Above the device there is text that reads, “cosmos”. The image and text are encircled by a gold design with gold stars. Small, eight-point, deep purple stars are sprinkled throughout the piece. In each corner there is an image of a gold horse drawn chariot with a god-like charecter riding inside. Between each corner, on each side are lines of gold stars.


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)

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