Underdress

Object ID
2021.26.7A
Object Name
Underdress
Date Created
1700s
Donor
Stephen Phillips
Object Entities
Kopsidas, Margot (is related to)
Phillips, Stephen (collected by)
Object Description
Tan, thin, garment made of silk, with an adjustable tie on one side and a small hole beneath it.
Origin
The Castle of Santa Maura is a fortress on the northeastern tip of the Greek island of Lefkada. The Ottoman Empire took possession in 1479, and a century later rebuilt and enlarged it, giving it largely its present shape. A sizeable town grew outside the castle walls by the 1670s.The fortress was modernized in the early 18th century, but was briefly abandoned by the overstretched Venetians in 1715–1716, during the Republic's last war with the Ottomans. The fortress, like the island, changed hands between France, the Russians, the Septinsular Republic, and the French again in 1797–1810, before being captured by the British, who controlled it until the cession of the Ionian Islands to Greece in 1864.
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Citation
Underdress, 1700s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/12804. Accessed 08/12/22.