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Small, round drawstring bag made of four wedge-shaped panels. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Two scenes on white ground, each repeated once: man's portrait; flying device with two balloons and...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

sablé

French, 1783–1800

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels): 10 x 13.2 cm (3 15/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2395

Medium or Technique

Glass beads strung on linen (sablé); silk netting and braided cords

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes