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Paperknife

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19th c.

The silver handle is what remains of the upper part of a sock needle, its finial shaped like a double-faced woman’s head. The maker’s imprint is too worn to be readable. Similar artefacts, e.g. nee... Read More

19th c.

The silver handle is what remains of the upper part of a sock needle, its finial shaped like a double-faced woman’s head. The maker’s imprint is too worn to be readable. Similar artefacts, e.g. needle cases, were sewn on festive dresses as ornaments in 19th century Italy, while some are known to have originated in the Ionian Islands, probably as accessories of traditional local women’s costumes.


A gift of Eleni Stathatou


Inv. No. 22358


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