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Parasol

Date:
1860–69
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, ivory, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxime L. Hermanos, 1966
Accession Number:
2009.300.3283
Not on view
The marquise parasol was named after Madame de Pompadour, who purportedly invented it for the purposes of coquetry. The top could be tilted in various angles for flirtation and protection from the sun. The embossed floral motif on the lining edge of this parasol is a lovely accompaniment to the marquise.
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