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Theatrical Monster Cape: T.86-1977

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Green brocaded black satin with appliqued monster masks made up of a variety of plain, damask and brocaded silks including some gold-wrapped threads and silvered paper strips, also small areas of plain cottons. Outlines and details worked in couched, wrapped thread. Four monster faces for back, front and each shoulder.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs. Soame Jenyns, in accordance with the wishes of her late husband, Soame Jenyns

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 112 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1977-03-08) by Jenyns, Soame, Mrs.


Mid 19th century
Production date: circa AD 1850

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Components of the work

Mask composed of silk damask
Monster Masks

Materials used in production

black Satin

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.86-1977
Primary reference Number: 190457
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 13 December 2012 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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