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Embroidered velvet cap
Description: 

A red velvet cap embroidered with metal thread and spangles, lined with purple silk, stiff interlining

Place of fabrication: 
Italy
Date Period: 
Early 16th century
Materials: 
Silk, metal thread and spangles embroidered on velvet; linen (interlining)
Technique: 
Embroidery, sewing
Dimensions: 
18,5 x 17 x 4
Condition: 
Fair-good: some loss of pile, metal corrosion with loss of metal
Notes: 
Copper ring inside the cap probably added for hanging
Provenance: 
By purchase