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1931

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2013

2021

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Headcovering (mezzaro) (Italy), 1800–1850

This is a Headcovering (mezzaro). It is dated 1800–1850 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is cotton and its technique is block printed, cross-stitch embroidery. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, from the textile collection of Mrs. Abram Stevens Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 265.7 x 248.4 cm (8 ft. 8 5/8 in. x 8 ft. 1 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Headcovering (mezzaro) (Italy), 1800–1850; Previously owned by Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt (American, 1830–1912); cotton; H x W: 265.7 x 248.4 cm (8 ft. 8 5/8 in. x 8 ft. 1 13/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, from the textile collection of Mrs. Abram Stevens Hewitt; 1931-4-12

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