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    Man's nightcap

    Unknown artist, English
    Man’s nightcap, ca. 1580
    Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, metallic thread, and metal sequins, and trimmed with metallic-thread lace
    Height: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1987.042

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    Tunic

    Unknown artist, Indian; Pakistani; Sindhi people
    Tunic, late 19th- early 20th century
    Cotton; silk; mirror
    Length: 66 cm (26 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.2314

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    Purse

    Unknown artist, French
    Purse, late 18th century
    Silk
    10.8 x 14.6 cm (4 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of William McCue 1988.082.12

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    Marriage Quilt (Colcha)

    Unknown artist, Indian; Portuguese, Portugal
    Marriage Quilt (Colcha), 18th century
    Silk plain weave with silk chain-stitch embroidery
    Length: 271.8 cm (107 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 1996.99