Miniature robe made from two coifs

English
late 16th–early 17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

29 x 33 cm (11 7/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

38.1386

Medium or Technique

Linen with silk and gold-colored metallic threads and spangles embroidery, gold-colored metallic bobbin lace, linen ties, and silk figured weave lining

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Miniature jacket possibly for a figure of the Virgin, made from a woman’s unfinished headdress or coif. The sleeves are from a second piece. Embroidery worked on light neutral linen ground.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman