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1915

  • Work on this object began.

1935

  • Work on this object ended.

1959

  • We acquired this object.

2008

2022

Tunic (Italy)

This is a Tunic. It was designed by Maria Monaci Gallenga. It is dated ca. 1925 and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is silk, ceramic beads and its technique is printed. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Italian textile and fashion designer Maria Monaci Gallenga achieved international fame for her designs. Educated in literature and painting, Gallenga became fascinated with the artworks of ancient, medieval and Renaissance Italy. She later referenced historical textile patterns and clothing styles to create simple, yet elegant fabrics and garments suited to modern tastes.

This object was donated by Mrs. Cole Younger. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Cole Younger.

Its dimensions are

H x W : 100 x 47cm (39 3/8 x 18 1/2in.)

It is signed

Near bottom hem: Maria Monaci Gallenga

Cite this object as

Tunic (Italy); Designed by Maria Monaci Gallenga (Italy); silk, ceramic beads; H x W : 100 x 47cm (39 3/8 x 18 1/2in.); Gift of Mrs. Cole Younger; 1959-109-4

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