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Signed and dated costume design by Attilio Comelli - Ethiopian Prisoners in 'Aida'

Collection: Attilio Comelli Design Collection
Object number: ROH/COM/DES/COS/0445
Date: 1901
Description: Watercolour and ink sketch for two Ethiopian Prisoners. The character on the left is depicted wearing a black feather headdress with a yellow and red headband, gold hoop earrings, a red and gold bead necklace, green, red and gold armlets, a yellow and green striped sarong decoratively patterned in gold, and an animal skin worn across the body. The character on the right is depicted wearing a brown feather headdress with a white, red and gold headband, gold hoop earrings, a gold and white bead necklace, gold and white armlets, a white sarong, and a red and gold decoratively patterned sarong, and a sash of brown feathers worn diagonally across the body.
Costume designer: Attilio Comelli
Dimensions: height 37 cm; width 27 cm
Condition: Good.
Related work: Aida