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So too is Venus in disguisement, in a costume made from a camicia da giorno painted with gold rays at the breast, and with huge pearls suspended from the hem of her robe (much like the pearls described by chroniclers decorating the lavish outfits worn at the feasts and jousts).
And the same is true of the equally posthumous portrait of her in the Stanze, where she is also described in a disguisement, wearing a painted masquerade dress.
105) In 1645, around the same time Governor Bradford was writing his Dialogue and noting the "excesses" of some in Plymouth, he oversaw the passage of a single sumptuary law, which disallowed inhabitants to "use any such disguisements visors strang apparel or the like to .