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Robe for figure of the Virgin in three part (bodice)

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Gray damask ground decorated with rows and clusters of spiralling gold fern leaves enclosing bouquets of red, blue and violet flowers with brilliant yellow-green foliage. Sleeved bodice has wide peplum, laces up back. Skirt has curved waist and hemlines. Mantle semi-circular in shape, with...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Henry S. Hall, Jr.

French (Lyons), 1730–40

Object Place

France or Italy


41 cm (16 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 63 1/4 x 84 1/2 in.

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Medium or Technique

Naturalistic style; flowers and ribbons woven in brocade and lance, lampas damasse ground; polychrome silk, gold and silver threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts