Detail View: The AMICA Library: Jacket

AMICA ID: 
MMA_.23.170.1
AMICA Library Year: 
2000
Object Type: 
Costume and Jewelry
Creator Nationality: 
European; British; English
Creator Name-CRT: 
English
Title: 
Jacket
Title Type: 
Object name
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
ca. 1616
Creation Start Date: 
1614
Creation End Date: 
1618
Materials and Techniques: 
natural linen, silk, gilt thread, gilt lace, gilt paillettes
Classification Term: 
Main dress-Womenswear
Dimensions: 
L. at center back: 16 1/2 in. (42 cm)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 
23.170.1
Credit Line: 
Rogers Fund, 1923
Rights: 
Context: 

In this seventeenth-century jacket, floral and vegetal motifs are accounted for with scientific clarity but assembled along traditional continuous meanders. Like seventeenth-century still-life painting in its global reach and analytical approach, the jacket suggests both abundance and taxonomy.

Related Image Identifier Link: 
MMA_.ci23.170.1.R.tif