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Kerchief

Object Number: 
1941.120
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 25 3/4 in. ( 55.9 x 65.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on banners: "EUROPE/ AMERICA/ ASIA/ AFRICA"
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief of allegorical figures of the four continents; top left is Europe a woman with a cornucopia and globe; top right is America, a woman holding a Liberty cap on a pole and a shield with an American armorial; bottom left is Asia, a male figure with a staff and book in Turkish dress, with palm trees and pyramids behind; Africa is a male with a bow and arrow and animal pelt; printed in sepia on white ground; decorative border.
Gallery Label: 
This kerchief was made after the Congress of Vienna, following the War of 1812.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group