Bees - Empress Marie Louisesilk scarf Size: 180 x 50 cm
based on the motif on the jewel casket of the Empress Marie Louise by Martin Guilleaume Biennais, Paris, 1810, collection of the Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien
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.