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Rectangular cardcase. Two silver metallic thread plainweave mesh panels with polychrome silk embroidery in tent stitch. Gilt-decorated black leather bindings and four pencil holder loops that forms the closure. Design: tree with serpent wound around trunk, dog under tree at right (obv.); branch...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Austrian, 1850–70

Object Place

Austria

Dimensions

Overall (closed): 10.2 x 12.7 cm (4 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

43.1066

Medium or Technique

Plainweave metallic thread mesh with silk embroidery, leather bindings, cardboard foundation, and silk lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes