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Woman's coif

about 1600


Dimensions

22.9 x 43.2 cm (9 x 17 in.)

Accession Number

1996.51

Medium or Technique

Linen; embroidered with silk and metallic threads

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Collections

Europe , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman's coif. Design of gold coiling stems with blackwork flowers, birds, worms, butterflies, and snails. Linen; embroidered with silk and metallic threads.

Provenance

Possibly 1957, at Blo Broughton Hall in Norfolk, England; October 23, 1990, sold at CSK auction as lot 135 by Roger Warner; 1996, purchased from Cora Ginsburg LLC by the MFA (Accession date: March 27, 1996)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, by exchange