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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2013.751

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

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