• Handkerchief
Handkerchief
Handkerchief

Object ID
2001.46.12.A
Object Name
Handkerchief
Date Created
November 16, 2001
Material
Polyester
Object Entities
Costas, Helen (owned by)
Costas, Helen (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
A white, sqaure handkerchief from Rhodes Greece. Embroidered into one corner of the handkerchief is a Dama-Dama deer of two different brown threads. The deer stands on a curly, brown deasign that runs along the edge of the napkin. Above the deer "Souviner of Roads," in Greek arches across the handkerchief.
Origin
Donated by Helen Costas. This handkerchief is from Rhodes, an island of Greece. Rhodes is located in the eastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes, one of the most popular touist sites in Europe, is famous for the Colossus of Rhodes. The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek Titan Helios that stood nearly one hundred feet tall before its destruction in the earthquake of 226 B.C. This handkerchief has a Dama-Dama deer on it. This deer is a unique specices that only lived in Rhodes for many centuries.
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Citation
Handkerchief, November 16, 2001, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/5661. Accessed 01/18/22.