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Signed and dated costume design by Attilio Comelli - a Valkyrie in 'Die Walküre'

Collection: Attilio Comelli Design Collection
Object number: ROH/COM/DES/COS/0003
Date: 1903
Description: Watercolour and pencil design for a Valkyrie who is depicted wearing a cupola-shaped golden helmet with two black feathered wings, a full-length white tunic with a side opening in the skirt, and short draped sleeves fastened at the shoulders with decorative metal clasps, a corseted bodice of gold metal and brown fur representing upper body armour, with dome-shaped breast cups, and metal baubles hang from the bottom edge of the fur, gold armlets and bracelets, and fur-lined mid-calf brown sandals. She carries a spear and a round shield with a protruding funnel-shaped centre piece. A handwritten note on the front of the design reads: 'not done costume only this helmet'.
Costume designer: Attilio Comelli
Dimensions: height 37.25 cm; width 27 cm
Condition: Good.
Related work: Die Walküre