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costume / coat

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Wedding coat (part of costume) made of cloth (silk), braid (metal).

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 131 centimetres
    • Width: 147 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Donations and Purchases Book Volume 9: 'Wedding outfit (coat, bodice and belt/or veil) worn by an Esther Manassah at her wedding in Baghdad circa 1865. E. M was Sephardi Jewish and lived all her life in Baghdad. She was the mother of the donor's father.'

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2016 21 May- 20 November, London, BM, 'Courting to Contract: Love and Marriage in Iran'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number



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