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Miniature robe made from two coifs

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Miniature jacket possibly for a figure of the Virgin, made from a woman's unfinished headdress or coif. The sleeves are from a second piece. Embroidery worked on light neutral linen ground.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman

English, late 16th–early 17th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

29 x 33 cm (11 7/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

38.1386

Medium or Technique

Linen with silk and gold-colored metallic threads and spangles embroidery, gold-colored metallic bobbin lace, linen ties, and silk figured weave lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes