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BANNER

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

A banner made from a patchwork of various furs, and velvets with needlework to join the patches together. The central section has a dark fur, like sealskin, with a narrow border in a light brown fur. The outer border consists of a series of triangles placed alternately in white, grey, black and dyed red sheep fur. In the center of the banner on a yellow velvet ground is the double headed Imperial eagle in black fur with a shield of arms on his right breast and the monogram FJI. Above the eagle is the Imperial crown, and surrounding it is a wreath of laurel leaves and oak leaves with acorns. Below the eagle are three shields, one with a rampant lion surmounted by a crown, one with three shells and the thris with a bird and three crowns. On the right of the central composition are eight shields of arms and on the left are eight more.

Object name:
BANNER
Made from:
Fur -- velvet -- needlework
Made in:
Austria
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
144.8 × 182.9 cm (57 × 72 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
43.22
Class:
NEEDLEWORK
Signature marks:
MONOGRAM; COAT OF ARMS FJI
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973