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.
Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman
English, late 16th–early 17th century
29 x 33 cm (11 7/16 x 13 in.)
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