Pocketbook

Italian
1724–30


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 12.8 x 21.7 cm (5 1/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1110

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic threads; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular envelope style pocketbook in tapestry weave. Silver ground with design in polychrome silk, gold and silver metallic thread. Design front and back: angels flanking arms of Pope Benedict XIII (1724-30). Gilt-galloon binding. Cardboard foundation. Condition: poor, worn and soiled.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection