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Parasol

Date:
1850–69
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, ivory, wood, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Stephen Griswold, 1959
Accession Number:
2009.300.3194
Not on view
Extremely elegant, this parasol has all of its elements which make it particularly interesting. The delicate, fragile closure tie is still intact and is usually missing from other parasols of this period. The Egyptian motifs are a testament to the nineteenth century Egypto-mania that followed Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in the early part of the century.
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