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Badge

Badge

  • Place of origin:

    Lithuania (probably, made)

  • Date:

    late 1980s

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    screenprinted polystyrene

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Marek Garztecki

  • Museum number:

    E.2103-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 229

Physical description

Badge showing a hand waving the flags of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.

Place of Origin

Lithuania (probably, made)

Date

late 1980s

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

screenprinted polystyrene

Descriptive line

Badge with an image of a hand holding the Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian flags emerging from a volcano. Lithuania, late 1980s.

Labels and date

20th Century Gallery label text:

'36. BADGE
Probably made Lithuania, late 1980s
Screenprint on polystyrene
Given by Marek Garztecki
E.2103-1992

The image shows a hand rising from underground to brandish the flags of independent Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The independence movement within the three Baltic States (incorporated into the U.S.S.R. in 1940) came to a head in 1988. Resolutions were passed in the three countries' Supreme Soviets to give official status to their respective languages, and to legalize the pre-War flags of each state.' []

Materials

Polystyrene

Techniques

Screen printing

Categories

Politics; Ephemera

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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