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Bodice for figure of the Virgin and fragments

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White colored silk ground on which is a design of vases of flowers and scatterd flowers; woven with pink, reddish violet, blue, green, and black silk, and gold thread. C is much pieced.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

French, Late 17th–18th century


Overall (a): 32.5 x 47 cm (12 13/16 x 18 1/2 in.) Other (c): 32 x 35 cm (12 5/8 x 13 3/4 in.) Center Front (a): 28 cm (11 in.) Height x width (b): 4 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (11.1 x 19.3 cm)

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Silk and gold-colored flat strip metal and wrapped on silk core thread brocade with gold-colored metallic lace trim


Textiles and Fashion Arts