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Unsigned and undated costume design by Attilio Comelli - a member of the Female Populace in 'Aida'

Collection: Attilio Comelli Design Collection
Object number: ROH/COM/DES/COS/0456
Description: Watercolour and ink sketch for a member of the Female Populace who is depicted wearing a black curly wig with a white and gold headband, gold hoop earrings, gold necklace, a wine pleated short sleeved robe, worn underneath a pale mauve decoratively patterned and fringed outer-robe. The note '4' on the front of the design denotes the number of costumes to be made from this design. A handwritten note on the front of the design reads: 'Amneris Syrian Attendants. Chrous ladies' and 'Chain collar in stock Covent Garden'. Wearer names noted on the front of the design are: Patrice, Bliss, Vito, Herleaux (unclear).
Costume designer: Attilio Comelli
Dimensions: height 37 cm; width 27 cm
Condition: Good.
Related work: Aida