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Small escutcheon-shaped drawstring bag. Four panels of gold metallic rep ground brocaded with polychrome silk and silver metallic threads.Design is four scenes from 'Fables of Jean de La Fontaine' (pub. bet. 1668-95). Silk and metallic galloon binding at panel seams. Blue, yellow and metallic...

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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, late 17th century

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Overall (without tassels and cord): 9.5 x 9 x 6 cm (3 3/4 x 3 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Silk and metallic threads; brocaded; knotted metallic tassels


Textiles and Fashion Arts