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Mantle or cape for ecclesiastical figurine of the Virgin

French
Second half 17th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

140.5 x 233 cm (55 5/16 x 91 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.2558

Medium or Technique

Silk and linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White taffeta ground with all-over design of detached floral sprays embroidered with polychrome silks and a little silver thread in satin stitch, and gold tinsel seven-pointed stars appliqued between the floral sprays; border design, across the top in place of orphrey, of gold tinsel vine linking floral sprays; design arranged so that floral sprays are always upright; edges trimmed with gold bobbin lace; pink glazed cotton lining; pale pink lutestring facing in upper part; tender; a number of small breaks; some small stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Dexter