Drawstring bag

French
1625–1700


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels and cord): 10.2 x 10.5 x 6.1 cm (4 x 4 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1099

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic threads; brocaded; braided silk drawstring; metallic tassels

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small escutcheon-shaped drawstring bag. Four panels of gold metallic rep ground brocaded with polychrome silk and silver metallic yarns. Design of cupid surrounded by vegetative motifs, hearts, bird, inscribed IEAEADOAEQUA/LUY (?). Metallic and brown silk galloon binding. Green and yellow braided silk cord drawstring with two silver metallic covered-wood tassels and two black satin ribbon bows. Salmon silk lining (deteriorating) over paper.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection