Kerchief

Kerchief
Kerchief
Title
Kerchief
Date 
ca. 1815
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 22 x 25 3/4 in. ( 55.9 x 65.4 cm )
Description 
Cotton copper-engraved 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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1941.120
Marks 
printed: on banners: "EUROPE/ AMERICA/ ASIA/ AFRICA"
Gallery Label 
This kerchief was made after the Congress of Vienna, following the War of 1812.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group