Cape

Date: second half 16th century

Culture: French

Medium: silk, gilt thread

Dimensions: Diam.: 32 in. (81.3 cm).

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906

Accession Number: 06.941

Description

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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