Modesty

Infant's triangular piece of cloth

American
late 18th century


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

17 x 8.5 cm (6 11/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.974

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, Linen and cotton twill tape

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A piece of cloth folded over into a triangular shape, sheer trim across top, and tape ties at farthest corners

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent