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    Cuffs

    Unknown artist, French, Alençon
    Cuffs, Late 17th Century
    Linen; needle lace, point de France
    Length: 43.2 cm (17 inches)
    Gift of Katherine Fogarty in memory of her husband, Gerald J. Fogarty 1991.183.1bc

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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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    Sleeve band

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Sleeve band
    Silk satin weave with silk embroidery, mounted on paper ground
    Length: 78.7 cm (31 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 34.722

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    Folding fan

    Unknown artist, German
    Folding fan, 1750-1799
    Painted Vellum (gouache) embellished with gold leaf; tortoise shell and ivory sticks
    Length: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Livingston Hunt 31.326

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    Man's Sash (Patka)

    Unknown artist, Persian, India
    Man’s Sash (Patka), 1700-1750
    Silk and gold-wrapped thread compound weave; continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft patterning
    325.1 x 64.8 cm (128 x 25 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.529

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    Men's sandals

    Unknown artist, Saudi Arabian
    Men’s sandals
    Leather embellished with metal strips, cotton trim, and cotton thread embroidery
    Gift of Theodore Francis Green 69.139

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    Woman's hood

    Unknown artist, Micmac, Canada; Maine
    Woman’s hood, ca. 1775
    Wool twill weave with glass beadwork and applied silk ribbon
    Height: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Edward B. Goodnow 81.019.10

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    Dalmatic

    Unknown artist, Turkish, Bursa
    Dalmatic, 1550-1600
    Silk compound weave with discontinuous supplementary silk and metallic patterning wefts
    Center back length: 132.1 cm (52 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 28.008

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    Purse

    Unknown artist, American
    Purse, ca. 1750
    Wool plain weave with wool enbroidery
    24.8 cm (9 13/16 inches) (length)
    Gift of Madeleine U. Wilcox and Mrs. Zenas R. Bliss in memory of Mrs. Anna Utley Wilcox 56.137.63

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    Shoes and matching clogs

    Unknown artist, English, England; France
    Shoes and matching clogs, 1740-1749
    Silk brocade, leather soles, lined with linen(shoes); silk brocade, leather soles, lined with kid (clogs)
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.840

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    Diadem

    Unknown artist, European, Eastern Europe, Hallstatt
    Diadem, ca. 1100 BCE
    Bronze
    Diameter: 17.8 cm (7 inches) (maxium)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2002.102