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Woman's scarf: Duce

White scarf with red gingham border. White center square panel with an arrangement of flowers/wheat stalks in each corner. In the middle is the word "DUCE" repeated in red capital lettering.


By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, purchased from Saunders by Jean and Frederic Sharf; 2011, gift of the Sharfs to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

Italian, early 1940s


Height x width: 27 x 28 1/2 in. (68.6 x 72.4 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Rayon (?)


Textiles and Fashion Arts