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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: French
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1824
Creation End Date: 1824
Creation Date: 1824
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Accessory-Hand and Arm wear
Materials and Techniques: suede kid
Dimensions: L. 8 5/8 in. (22 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: CI 46.59.15ab
Credit Line: Gift of Claggett Wilson, 1946
Fashion designates geography, and memories of place are embodied in clothing. A portable art, clothing establishes a sense of locale by means of description, mapping, and memory. We cannot transport or transplant the place (or the experience), but we can use our wardrobes as odysseys and souvenirs. These gloves portray Lafayette and may commemorate his visit to the United States in 1824.
AMICA ID: MMA_.CI46.59.15ab
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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