Pocketbook

French
1660–90


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 16.5 cm (3 15/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.1107

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic thread; tapestry weave

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular envelope style pocketbook. Polychrome silk and silver metallic thread tapestry weaving. Pastoral design; Front: Queen reclining with putti, one in dress, other with bundle of wheat; Flap: putto presenting basket to woman; Back: two women seated, one with chalice. Silk and metallic galloon binding. Blue silk lining and side panels.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection