Pocketbook

French
late 16th–early 17th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

8.3 x 15 x 1 cm (3 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1102

Medium or Technique

Silk and gilt and silvered metal thread with silk satin lining

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Flat pocketbook. Polychrome silk, white and yellow metallic yarn tapestry weaving. Design of scenes and inscriptions from myth of Pandora’s box, floral borders. Gilt-galloon binding. Blue silk lining. Two interior side compartments.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection