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Cap

ca. 1855 (made)
Place of origin

Pointed cap made up of four pieces (two crown pieces and two scalloped bands) embroidered with metal-wrapped thread, and applied pearls and sequins in panels of floral motifs. Base made up of layers of cotton stiffened with recycled paper, probably from a ledger. Red cotton lining.

Object details

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Object type
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Cap, conical, with dense embroidery in metal-wrapped thread, pearls and sequins, Chennai, c.1855; Textiles; Hats and Headwear; Clothing; Accessories; Embroidery
Physical description
Pointed cap made up of four pieces (two crown pieces and two scalloped bands) embroidered with metal-wrapped thread, and applied pearls and sequins in panels of floral motifs. Base made up of layers of cotton stiffened with recycled paper, probably from a ledger. Red cotton lining.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 19cm
  • Height: 18cm
Marks and inscriptions
(Partially legible possible ledger paper lining the interior. )
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [Case 17] '0490. CONICAL CAP. Embroidered with gold. Madras. 12491'. Slip book entry 12491: 'Smoking Cap / Madras / 1855'
Associated objects
Other number
12491 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
0490(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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