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Mantle or cape for ecclesiastical figurine of the Virgin

White taffeta ground with all-over design of detached floral sprays embroidered with polychrome silks and a little silver thread in satin stitch, and gold tinsel seven-pointed stars appliqued between the floral sprays; border design, across the top in place of orphrey, of gold tinsel vine...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Dexter

French, Second half 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk and linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts