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Gloves

Date:
17th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
leather, metal thread
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn, 1940
Accession Number:
C.I.40.194.30a, b
Not on view
During the seventeenth century, elaborately embroidered gloves were commissioned to be made as presents for distinguished visitors, patrons, and heads of state. Their status as purely decorative objects, rather than practical everyday wear, has resulted in the survival of an unusually large number of gloves of this type.
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