Bag

beadwork

Western European
1830–40


Object Place: Europe (Western)

Dimensions

20 x 14.5 cm (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1165

Medium or Technique

Glass beads, leather, gilt metal frame

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Polychrome glass beaded bag with a picture on each sides. One depicts a giraffe, African man, and palm tree. The other shows a horseman with lance, floral motifs on red ground at base. Gilt metal frame with rocaille design, stud closure. Chain missing. Gold glass bead-covered wood tassel at base. White kid lining. Was probably originally a drawstring tobacco pouch, refixed to a gilt frame at a later date.

Provenance

Collection of Elizabeth Day McCormick; 1943, gift to the MFA (Accession date: October 14, 1943).

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection