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Signed and dated costume design by Attilio Comelli - a Black Dancer in 'Aida'

Collection: Attilio Comelli Design Collection
Object number: ROH/COM/DES/COS/0454
Date: 1914
Description: Watercolour and ink sketch for an unidentified female who is depicted wearing a red headdress with a snake's head and green feathers, a green, gold, and silver decoratively patterned collar, a dark blue pleated sleeveless robe secured with a red sash, and a green and gold decoratively patterned sash draped criss-cross over the tunic. Wearer names noted on the back of the design are: Guainini (unclear), Dryen, D'ours, Laffineur, Lallemand, Thichmans, J.Gerkens, Prigueur (unclear).
Costume designer: Attilio Comelli
Dimensions: height 37 cm; width 27 cm
Condition: Good.
Related work: Aida