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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 linen, silk, metallic (metal-wrapped silk-core yarns) and its technique is embroidered using running, seeding (speckling), stem and couching stitches on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles Department 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: 22.9 x 21 cm (9 x 8 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Coif (England), late 16th–early 17th century; Previously owned by George Saville Seligman ; linen, silk, metallic (metal-wrapped silk-core yarns); H x W: 22.9 x 21 cm (9 x 8 1/4 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-53-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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