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Object Name: cape

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1640-1660

Accession Number: 2003.81
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • linen
  • lace
Support
 
Technique
  • needlepoint lace
Description

Linen cape cut in two curved sections, with 0.5cm wide insertion of needlepoint lace at seam down centre back, and five insertions set in each side, evenly spaced from front, extending to edge of collar; closely cartridge pleated into band at neck; collar shaped with five darts in each shoulder, ending 3.75cm in from front of cape, all edges including insertion edges with narrow openwork hem, collar and cape edged with 1.25cm needlepoint lace. Slightly worn at front on top and bottom left corners (probably from contemporary pinning).
See also Coif 2003.80 and Apron 2003.82.

Dimensions

Type: Whole
Height: 180 cm
Width: 27 cm
Depth:

Type: Collar
Height:
Width:
Depth: 11