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PURSE

Description

Shield-shaped bag made of toile; white ground printed w/ red medallion - one side has bust w/ laurel wreath within circular medallion; other side has lion w/ cupid on its back within diamond medallion. Medallions surrounded by grape vine & doves and wheat & ram on pink ground; divided into sections by white silk cord. White silk & drawstring drawn through bone rings at top; lined w/ cream silk & wool check.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1920
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
linen (material)
printing (process)
silk (textile)
stitching
toile (textile material)
wool (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
animals
Classical Figure
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Foliage
foliation (pattern)
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
Medallion
Mythical Animal
printing (process)
PURSE
purses (ladies' accessories)
scrolling foliage
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Toile
toile (textile material)
Transfer Printed
Women's personal gear
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1969.5335
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
13046

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