Thumbnail-size images of copyrighted artworks are displayed under fair use, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published by the College Art Association in February 2015.

Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

Length x width: 90.2 x 86.4 cm (35 1/2 x 34 in.)

Accession Number

2013.759

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Teal scarf. Flags in diagonal rows ranging in size. Below each flag, written in small, black cursive writing is the origin of each flag. At the center there is a grey anchor with rope in an “S” formation, and a gold shell-like object on top. On each side of the anchor is a green sea monster. The design is very symmetrical. Colors include red, teal, blue, green, gold, yellow, black and white.

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