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Banner, designed and embroidered by Maud Gonne, circa 1912

 File — Multiple Containers


  • Creation: circa 1912

Scope and Contents

Fringed, embroidered panel with mythological and national motifs. Gonne re-used several designs which she originally created as illustrations for her friend Ella Young’s Celtic Wonder Tales (1910), including the Cauldron of Plenty, the Stone of Destiny, and the swans from the Children of Lir. The panel also contains the flags of the four provinces of Ireland: Ulster, Leinster, Munster, and Connacht.


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

This collection includes materials in English, French, and Irish.

Restrictions on Access

Due to the size and fragility of this item, most use is limited to the digital version.


From the Series: 14.25 Linear Feet (6 containers)

Physical Description

Embroidery measures 120 cm wide by 97 cm high with fringe.

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States