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Coif (England), 1575–1625

This is a Coif. It is dated 1575–1625 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 plate (flat), braid, stem, and couching stitches 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 (folded): 21.6 x 21 cm (8 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

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Coif (England), 1575–1625; Previously owned by George Saville Seligman ; silk and metal-wrapped silk-core embroidery on linen foundation; H x W (folded): 21.6 x 21 cm (8 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-53-5

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