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Parasol

Date:
1850–59
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, wood, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Alicia Braddon in memory of Miss E. S. Gilbert, 1959
Accession Number:
2009.300.3197
Not on view
This parasol was possibly for mourning, with just a touch of white, indicating the next stage of deep mourning. Extremely elegant in its simplicity, the wood handle is beautifully curved. The extra touch of the white balls on the tips of the ribs adds to its sense of understated refinement.
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