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Small, round drawstring bag made up of four triangular panels. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Commemorates Montgolfier's balloon ascent. Two scenes on white ground, each repeated twice: portrait of...

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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, about 1783

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall (size of panel): 10.2 x 6.3 cm (4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.2402

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes