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Flat pocketbook. Polychrome silk, white and yellow metallic yarn tapestry weaving. Design of scenes and inscriptions from myth of Pandora's box, floral borders. Gilt-galloon binding. Blue silk lining. Two interior side compartments.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, late 16th–early 17th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

8.3 x 15 x 1 cm (3 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1102

Medium or Technique

Silk and gilt and silvered metal thread with silk satin lining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes