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  • Cape, second half of 16th century
    French
    Velvet brocade with gold ground and small set pattern of geometric motifs woven in tan velvet of cut pile; Diam. 32 in. (81.3 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906 (06.941)

    This mantle of a court page, made with a sixteenth-century Ming-dynasty velvet, is purely European in form. The gold thread is typically Chinese in style: gilded paper wound on a core of orange silk.

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  • Cape, second half of 16th century
    French
    Velvet brocade with gold ground and small set pattern of geometric motifs woven in tan velvet of cut pile; Diam. 32 in. (81.3 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906 (06.941)

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