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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)
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. 221-3, fig. 13.



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