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Purse

Date:
1400s
Culture:
French
Medium:
Tooled leather
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 11/16 x 7 7/16 x 3/4 in. (17 x 18.9 x 1.9 cm)
Classification:
Leatherwork
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.426
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 307
The wearer of this purse would have passed a girdle or belt between the two loops at the top. The inscription in French translates as, "Love holds me: Holds me in this prison: Love holds me."
Inscription: Amours ? metient / metient ? ence ? prigon / amours ? metient. ("Love holds me; Holds me in this prison; Love holds me.)
Alexander Rudigier Ltd.(until 2005)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 2005-2006." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 64, no. 2 (Fall 2006). p. 28.



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