Pocketbook

English
17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 17.5 cm (4 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1106

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with polychrome silk

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular envelope style pocketbook. Linen canvas embroidered with polychrome silk in tent stitch. Front motif: Cupid in chariot pulled by swans; Back: man and woman holding hands in wooded setting, cupid left holds woman’s train. Salmon silk lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection