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Cape

Date:
second half 16th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, gilt thread
Dimensions:
Diam.: 32 in. (81.3 cm).
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Accession Number:
06.941
Not on view
This mantle, made with a sixteenth-century Ming Dynasty velvet, is purely European in form. The gold thread is typically Chinese in style: gilded paper wound on a core of orange silk.
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