Woman's scarf: Semper Fidelis (US Marine Corp)

American
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 32 1/2 x 32 1/2 in. (82.6 x 82.6 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2327

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White square scarf with red border. Five square-shaped sections make an “X” formation on the scarf. Each of the four side sections has a battle scene with accompanying text underneath. Center square section has an eagle sitting atop a globe with the words “SEMPER FIDELIS” around the border. Each square section is separated by yellow triangle sections with red symbols.

Provenance

By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, sold by Saunders to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of the Sharfs to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf