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Purse

Date:
early 14th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Silk, linen, gold leaf
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 1/2 x 6in. (14 x 15.2cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1364
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 14
Irwin Untermyer, New York (until 1964)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Arts of the Middle Ages: A Loan Exhibition," February 17, 1940–March 24, 1940.

New York. The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Medieval Art from Private Collections," October 30, 1968–March 30, 1969.

Catalogue des Estampes des XVe, XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe et XIXe Siècles Composant la Collection Engel-Gros et dont la Vente Aura Lieu à Paris ... le 16. Déc. 1921. Vol. Part 2. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, December 8, 1922. no. 88.

Arts of the Middle Ages: A Loan Exhibition. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1940. no. 102, pp. 35–36.

Hackenbroch, Yvonne. English and Other Needlework, Tapestries and Textiles in the Irwin Untermyer Collection. Irwin Untermyer Collection, Vol. 4. Cambridge, Mass: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1960. p. 54, fig. 128.

Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Art from Private Collections: A Special Exhibition at The Cloisters, October 30, 1968 through January 5, 1969. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968. no. 198.

Blanc, Monique. "L'Argent, le Pouvoir, l'Apparat: le Sac de Presige au Moyen Âge." In Le Cas du Sac: Histoires d'une Utopie Portrative, edited by Musée de la Mode et du Textile and Hermès. Paris: Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, 2004. p. 214.



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