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Cap Date: 16th century Culture: British Medium: wool Dimensions: Height: 12 in. (30.5 cm) Credit Line: Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from Various Donors, 1929 Accession Number: 29.158.482 This artwork is not on display

Flat Cap Date: 16th century Culture: British Medium: wool Dimensions: Diameter: 8 in. (20.3 cm) Credit Line: Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from Various Donors, 1929 Accession Number: 29.158.486 This artwork is not on display

Plate Date: 1520 Culture: German (Nuremberg)

Hat Date: 16th century Culture: British Medium: wool Dimensions: Diameter: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)

Jacket (Jerkin) Date: 1570–80 Culture: European Medium: silk, metal thread Dimensions: Length: 23 1/4 x 31 in. (59.1 x 78.7 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Bashford Dean, 1926 Accession Number: 26.196 This artwork is not on display

Cap, 1500-1550-EXCERPT: Knitted or felted caps were designed to be warm and waterproof. Some protected the neck, some had ear flaps, and many were trimmed with ribbons to imitate expensive silk versions. Wealthy Londoners would have worn European fashionable bonnets or caps of silk velvet decorated with ostrich feathers, aglets (jewelled pins) and brooches. Wool absorbs colour easily, so many caps were dyed in strong colours, such as red and black, which were fashionable at the time.

Date: ca. 1580 Culture: European Medium: silk, metallic thread, brass Dimensions: Length at CB: 22 3/4 in. (57.8 cm) Credit Line: Catherine Breyer Van Bomel Foundation Fund, 1978 Accession Number: 1978.128 This artwork is not on display

Light brown knitted cap, found at Gunnister, Shetland. Material: Wool

Knitted & felted wool cap; split-brimmed cap C. 1500-1599