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Dress for an altar figure

Date:
1730–70
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Silk, metal
Dimensions:
Length at CB: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classifications:
Textiles-Embroidered, Textiles-Ecclesiastical
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Pratt Institute, 1934
Accession Number:
2009.300.2329
Not on view
This dress and bodice (2009.300.2329) are particularly miniature examples of garments for liturgical effigies. They were created for figures of the Virgin and Child as indicated by the letters on the front and were presumably shown together as they match in every detail. Beautifully constructed, their fine detailing includes applied metallic cord at the hem and piping at neck and waist.
Pratt Institute (until 1934; to Brooklyn Museum) ; Brooklyn Museum , New York (until 2009; to MMA)
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