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Mantle
  • Mantle
    Gallenga, Maria Monaci, born 1880 - died 1944
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Mantle

  • Place of origin:

    Florence (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1922 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gallenga, Maria Monaci, born 1880 - died 1944 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk velvet stencilled with silver and gold, lined with silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Soame Jenyns

  • Museum number:

    T.435-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Mantle of bronze-brown silk velvet with a stencil print design in silver and gold which consists of winged lions, opposed bids and formal, classical motifs inspired by medieval Italian silks. It fastens with a hook at the neck and has a decorative pendant tassel in grey and gold. It is almost semi circular in cut. It is full, flowing and just above ankle length. It is collarless and has slits for the arms.

It is lined with grey/beige silk with a gathered facing around the neck and at the arm holes.

Place of Origin

Florence (made)

Date

ca. 1922 (made)

Artist/maker

Gallenga, Maria Monaci, born 1880 - died 1944 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silk velvet stencilled with silver and gold, lined with silk

Descriptive line

Mantle of printed silk velvet, designed by Maria Monaci Gallenga, Florence, Italy, ca. 1922

Materials

Silk velvet; Silk

Techniques

Block printing

Subjects depicted

Griffins; Eagle (double headed)

Categories

Clothing; Fashion; Formal wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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