late 16th–early 17th century
Object Place: England
Overall (without tassels and cord): 13.3 x 13 cm (5 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin emroidered with silk, gold metallic threads, metal purl, and seed pearls Braided silk and metallic cords and tassels
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Small square drawstring bag. White silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk, gold metallic threads, metal purl, and seed pearls. Design of flower flanked by birds and cornicopias; floral motifs fill out ground. Stitches include laid and couching, scroll couching, satin stitch, raised work, and knots.
Salmon/white/metallic cords with two silk and metallic covered-wood tassels; three similar tassels at base. Pink silk lining. White satin is fraying at top and bottom to reveal vertical pink and green wefts.
Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection