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Signed and dated costume design by Attilio Comelli - a Courtesan in Act II of 'Thaïs'

Collection: Attilio Comelli Design Collection
Object number: ROH/COM/DES/COS/1440
Date: 1911
Description: Watercolour and pencil design for a Courtesan who is depicted wearing a red and gold fez style hat with a cream veil with a red decorative border and fringing, gold drop earrings, a gold necklace, a cream and gold decoratively patterned off the shoulder tunic, a red and gold belt worn high under the bust which secures a pink-brown, gold and green decoratively patterned sarong. The note '2' on the front of the design denotes the number of costumes to be made from this design.
Costume designer: Attilio Comelli
Dimensions: height 37 cm; width 27 cm
Condition: Good.
Related work: Thaïs