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Woman's embroidered velvet dress, bluish-purple cotton backed velvet, tunic cut, flared at the bottom, round neck with deep "V" in front, straight sleeves, heavy raised gold embroidery with rococo floral design, covers front and back, borders the neck and bottom of the sleeves, open gold braid...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Olivia James Chapman

Turkish, 19th century

Object Place

Turkey

Dimensions

132.5 cm (52 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.581

Medium or Technique

Gilt silver on silk velvet; cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes