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Woman's coif: T.6-1946

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Current Location: In storage






Linen, polychrome embroidery in silk, silver and silver gilt thread. Stitches; braid, buttonhole, chain, double chain, ladder, plaited braid, stem, trellis, bosses. Design, circular coiling stems terminating in alternating sprays of oak leaves and strawberries. Open top seam, front edge finished with gilt thread and dark blue silk.

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Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Height: 8 in
Width: 8 in

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Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09-25) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Late 16th-early 17th Century
Circa 1575 CE - Circa 1625 CE

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Accession number: T.6-1946
Primary reference Number: 197653
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Created: Thursday 6 February 2014 Updated: Tuesday 17 October 2017 Last processed: Friday 11 November 2022

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

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