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Linen, silk and metal thread
L. 52 x W. 52 inches (132.1 x 132.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles Askonas, 1965
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: (embroidered on two adjacent borders): DIE TOCHTER TEVTSCHLANDS TRAGEN KARL DEINE SIEGESZEICHEN/DENN NICHTS IN VNSERN TAGEN KANN DIESER ZIERDE GLEICHEN (The daughters of Germany, Charles, bear thy victory tokens, for nothing in our days can equal this ornament).
Mrs. Charles Askonas (until 1965; to MMA)
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