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
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
depicting shield of Russian Imperial coat-of-arms
Rossiya
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
ID Number
TE.T16115C
catalog number
T16115C
accession number
297965
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski
subject
Lace
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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