Object ID
2001.49.13
Object Name
Handkerchief
Measurements
26.8300200000 cm. W x 25.7175000000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
Lace; Silk
Object Entities
Farmakis, Daisy (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Cream silk with cotton lace with cross flags. The flags are painted onto the napkin and each have a white cross on a blue background with something golden colored in the middle. Below the flags, it reads "Greece". There is golden colored grass to either side of the Greece. Above the flags, there is the same symbol that was in the middle, which appears to be an orb with a cross on top. The napkin is surrounded by lace with flowers on it.
Origin
The sphere with the cross resembles a globus cruciger, which represented the world with a cross on top, to show the domination of Christianity. Various emperors would hold a globus cruciger to symbolize their domination of the world.
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Citation
Handkerchief, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/5765. Accessed 01/20/21.