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    Women's underdress fragment

    19th century

    Dimensions

    98.8 x 16.2 cm (38 7/8 x 6 3/8 in.)

    Medium

    Plain weave linen

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    99.664.5

    Collections
    Textiles and Fashion Arts More Info

    Pair of woman's shoes

    1840s

    Dimensions

    7.5 x 8.5 x 26.5 cm (2 15/16 x 3 3/8 x 10 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Silk velvet with silk thread and ribbon embroidery, ermine fur, and leather

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    97.155-156

    Collections
    Textiles and Fashion Arts More Info

    Description

    Underdress or slip fragment probably worn across chest with two straps sewn to front


    Pair of black velvet shoes or slippers, square toe embroidered with pink and red ribbon work flowers with green stems and leaves; white and black fur trim (possibly ermine); white fur lining; flat brown leather sole

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  • Two Women in a Kitchen

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    Two Women in a Kitchen

    Unidentified artist, Belgian, fourth quarter 18th century

    Dimensions

    41.9 x 48.9 cm (16 1/2 x 19 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    74.11

    Collections
    Europe More Info

    Description

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  • Hydria (kalpis) with Orpheus...

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    Water jar (hydria) with Orpheus attacked by Thracian women

    about 460 B.C.

    the Niobid Painter

    Dimensions

    Height: 39 cm (15 3/8 in.); diameter: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.)

    Medium

    Ceramic, Red Figure

    Classification

    Vessels

    Accession Number

    90.156

    Collections
    The Ancient World More Info

    Description

    Orpheus put to death by women of Thrace. Orpheus falling, and raising his lyre against a woman who attacks him; she is followed by two other women; and two women are rushing upon him from the right. Near the vertical handle stand Thracian youths, at either end of the composition. Inscription: Orpheus [Label text]: One version of the myth of Orpheus is illustrated on this vase. Orpheus, king of Thrace, was a famous poet, musician, and vocalist. He is well-known for his marriage to Euridice and his attempt to rescue her from the depths of the Underworld. Plato tells us that Orpheus was sentenced by the gods to be killed at the hands of the Thracian women because he lacked the courage to offer his life in place of his beloved Euridice. This is a variation on the better-known story in which Orpheus dies while bringing Euridice back from Hades. In this scene, the young musician, still clutching his lyre in his right hand, is attacked by several Thracian women bearing various kinds of weapons. Two Thracian men, one wearing a hooded cloak, observe the dramatic scene from their position on the back of this water jar.

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