Bees - Empress Marie LouiseSilk Scarf Size: 180 x 50 cm
Based on the bee motif on the jewel casket by Martin Guilleaume Biennais, Paris, 1810 for Empress Marie Louise in the collection of the Imperial Treasury Vienna.
The casket on which this scarf is based is covered with green velvet from which gold-plated decorative elements stand out. The motifs confirm the tradition that the casket contained the jewels Napoleon gave to Marie Louise on the occasion of their wedding in 1810. Bees were Napoleon's personal emblem.