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Rectangular envelope-style flat "souvenir" wallet. White satin, embroidered with polychrome silks and gold metallic threads. Design: front: naturalistic flowers and scrolling gold leaves showing influence from Baroque Europe, under flap inscribed: "Constantinople/1775"; back: unidentified coat...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Turkish (for the European market), 1755

Object Place

Constantinople (for the European market), Turkey

Dimensions

Overall: 14.7 x 25.5cm (5 13/16 x 10 1/16in.)

Accession Number

43.1118

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidered with silk and metallic threads, metal purl, flat metal strips, chain

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes