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Bag

1625-1650 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Small flat bag of coloured beads netted on a foundation of thick linen thread, and patterned with bird and flowers and inscribed 'IN HOP ME HART DOTH REST'. With brown, green, white, yellow and blue beads. Lined with chamois leather. Above the beadwork is a band of material of green silk covered with a pale pink silk. There is also a pink satin lining and pink ribbon handles. The pink silk and satin are probably later additions.


object details
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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Bag
  • Bag Lining
  • Bag Lining
Materials and Techniques
Threaded linen and beads, lined with leather and silk
Brief Description
Bag of beads netted on linen thread, and silk linings, England, 1625-1650.
Physical Description
Small flat bag of coloured beads netted on a foundation of thick linen thread, and patterned with bird and flowers and inscribed 'IN HOP ME HART DOTH REST'. With brown, green, white, yellow and blue beads. Lined with chamois leather. Above the beadwork is a band of material of green silk covered with a pale pink silk. There is also a pink satin lining and pink ribbon handles. The pink silk and satin are probably later additions.
Dimensions
  • Width: 13cm
  • Length: 11.5cm
  • Width: 5.125in
  • Length: 4.5in
Marks and Inscriptions
'IN HOP ME HART DOTH REST' (Inscribed in beadwork above the birds and flowers)
Credit line
Given by the family of the late Mrs Egerton M. Baines
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.271 to B-1968

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record createdJuly 13, 2004
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