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Coif (England), late 16th–early 17th century

This is a Coif. It is dated late 16th–early 17th century and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is silk and metal-wrapped silk-core embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in stem, coral, leaf, and chain stitches with looping and detached looping on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf (American, 1887–1961). It is credited Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 22.2 x 21 cm (8 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Coif (England), late 16th–early 17th century; Previously owned by George Saville Seligman ; silk and metal-wrapped silk-core embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 22.2 x 21 cm (8 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-53-4

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