Requires Photography

Mantle or cape for ecclesiastical figurine of the Virgin

Second half 17th century

Object Place: France


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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