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Piece of silk

Ground: blue satin. Design: formal panel in two tones of cream-colored silk woven to give effect of light and shade. a. (patched) Scrolling vines and lion's head surrounded by narrow semi-classical border. b. Head and torso of man supporting capital, 7 lions' heads, borders similar to a.

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Gift of Mary W. Bartol, John W. Bartol, and Abigail W. Clark

French, late 18th century

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Textiles and Fashion Arts