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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). Design is arms of La Tour d'Auvergne repeated twice on white ground, twice on green. Yellow bead binding....

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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, 1700–50

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels): 12.5 x 10.5 cm (4 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2398

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes