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Small escutcheon-shaped drawstring bag. Four panels of gold metallic rep ground brocaded with polychrome silk and silver metallic yarns. Design of four known continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, America) so inscribed. Each panel depicts a richly dressed female figure surrounded by native plants and...

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

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, about 1650–1700

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Overall (without tassels and cord): 9.5 x 8 x 6 cm (3 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Silk and metallic threads; compound weave, plaited and knotted cords and tassels, metallic lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts