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Pair of gloves

early 17th century
Leather, silk and metal thread
Overall (each): 13 1/4 × 3 1/4 in. (33.7 × 8.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, 1928
Accession Number:
28.220.1, .2
Not on view
Mrs. Edward S. Harkness (until 1928; to MMA)
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