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Cope

Probably Italian
17th–18th century


Dimensions

138 x 286 cm (54 5/16 x 112 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 2.86 x 1.38

Accession Number

04.1735

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The ground is of greenish white damask. On this is a design of undulating stems bearing flowers and leaves, woven pink, reddish violet, green and yellow silk. The orphreys are made up of many fragments of white brocade, the design of which consists of conventional, symmetrical flower froms placed close together, and woven with white, pink, blue, and green silk. Much worn. Trimmed with yellow gimp, and lined with faded pink linen.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman