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Purse

Date:
late 15th century
Culture:
Northern European
Medium:
iron, red velvet brocade
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 5/16 x 9 x 1 in. (31.2 x 22.8 x 2.5 cm) iron clasp only: 5 7/8 x 5 3/16 x 1 in. (15 x 13.2 x 2.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Iron
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1952
Accession Number:
52.121.3
Not on view
Samuel Yellin(ca. 1920s-1952)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Eighty-Third Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1952." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 12, no. 1 (Summer 1953). p. 17.

Rorimer, James J. "Acquisitions for the Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 11, no. 10 (June 1953). p. 280.

Hoffeld, Jeffrey M. "The Art of the Medieval Blacksmith." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 28. no. 4 (December 1969). p. 171.

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. pp. 221–23, fig. 13.



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