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Tassel (one of a pair)

Tassels (?). Each mounted on a flat piece of shield-shaped red velvet (excluding the connecting cord); a simple floral (?) design and a medallion, containing the sacred cypher IHS, flanked by three hearts. The whole decorated with small attached balls. White braided linen yarns. Soiled.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Probably Italian, 16th–17th century

Object Place

Italy (probably)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts