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Waist of a Virgin figurine's gown

White silk ground, on which is woven with reddish violet and white silk and gold, a design of undulating stems bearing flowers and leaves. Trimmed with gold gimp and lined with white silk. There is early machine-made lace on the bottom of the sleeves.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

French, 18th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts