Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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baby's christening cape
  • Spain
  • baby's christening cape, early 1800s
  • Where object was made: Spain
  • muslin, lace, embroidering
  • Object Length: 124.46 cm
    Object Length: 49 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1045.b
Label Text

A: Muslin dress for a baby. Yoke with embroidery. Dress opens all down back. Open down front with embroidery. Large peacock birds and flowers with lace openwork. Sleeves have ruffles.
B: Cape is semicircular with collar. Has same motifs embroidered.Three holebutton at neck.