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Vestments for ecclesiastical figurine of the Virgin in three part (skirt front)

Second half 17th century

Object Place: France


63.6 cm (25 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



(a) Bodice, (b) skirt front, (c) mantle of pale blue satin ground with all-over design of detached floral motives, especially tulips and daffodils, and borders and central panels of connected floral motives; entire design worked with several kinds of silver thread in variety of couching and flat stitches, each worked through linen backing; bodice (a) with peplum, laced up back, stomacher-shape embroidery on front, open under arms; skirt (b) flat piece, slightly pointed in center front of waist, flaring towards bottom at sides; mantle (c) deep fron neck to bottom; all pieces lined with thin, blue, silk cloth.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Dexter