Bianca Capello by Scipione Pulzone (Sphinx Fine Art)

Bianca Capello de Medici wears a lavishly jeweled Italian saya in this portrait by Scipione Pulzone.

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Bianca Capello de Medici wears a lavishly jeweled Italian saya in this portrait by Scipione Pulzone. She is fully dressed here in brocade or damask with hanging sleeves and contrasting false sleeves beneath. In all likelihood, a farthingale filled out her skirts. Again, replace the open neckline with a high collar and the result is a complete saya.

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