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Small envelope style pocketbook. Off-white figured silk embroidered with metallic and polychrome silk threads, mostly pink, orange, green, and yellow for couching. Floral, flag, and bird motifs on front; floral and heart with arrows motifs on back. Braided green and metallic binding at bag...

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Provenance

Collection of Amy Pleadwell of Boston; Purchased by the MFA June 8, 1944

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Italian, 1675–1725

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 11.4 x 14 cm (4 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

44.617

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidered with silk and metallic yarns

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes