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Medium
silk, glass
Measurements
81.5 cm (centre back) 67.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Venice, Italy
Inscription
label, centre back neckline, printed in black on gold silk: MARINO FORTUNY / VENISE
Accession Number
CT56-1986
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1986
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Half-length jacket made out of green velvet printed in gold with curvilinear, interlocking repeat pattern including mythical animals, winged creatures, tree - of - life motifs and architectural details. The jacket has a mandarin collar, bound in pink silk that continues through the centre fronts and around the hemline and sleeve finish. The jacket fastens with Venetian glass beads and black silk loops.