Our ornately decorated scarf adapts motifs that appear on the neck of a terracotta column-krater in the Museum’s collection. This column-krater, a vase for mixing wine and water, is attributed to the Orchard Painter (Greek, Attic, ca. 460 B.C.). The figural scene on the vase, from which the artist gets his name, shows women in an orchard gathering apples. The decoration of a Greek vase typically consists of a figural subject and ornamental motifs, often derived from plant forms.
Silk chiffon. Imported. 64 1/2'' x 18''.