Russian Imperial Coat of Arms Motif

Description
This piece of lace depicts the Russian Imperial coat-of-arms, a double-headed eagle with St. George slaying the dragon on the center shield. The Mechlin bobbin lace medallion was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I and was likely intended to be inserted into a larger item.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
medallion
war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Mechlin (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 6 in; 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
Belgium
depicting shield of Russian Imperial coat-of-arms
Rossiya
ID Number
TE*T16115C
catalog number
T16115C
accession number
297965
subject
War Laces
Textiles
Lace
Government, Politics, and Reform
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
Textiles
Lace
War Laces
event
World War I
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Lace
War Laces
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski
similar type referenced
Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman). Bobbins of Belgium: A Book of Belgian Lace, Lace-Workers, Lace-Schools and Lace-Villages

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