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Woman's hood

late 18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 83.8 x 106.7cm (33 x 42in.) Other (lace): 4.4cm (1 3/4in.)

Accession Number

99.664.19

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, linen or cotton lace

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Collections

Americas , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black silk caped hood trimmed with lace; gathered at back with drawstring around face and one surviving ribbon tie; small shaped cape with pointed back. (Lace probably made in Ipswich, Massachusetts.)

Provenance

Worn by Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by her great-granddaughter Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone