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ca. 1400 to ca. 1500 (made)
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Place Of Origin

Small square linen bag embroidered overall with a geometric lattice design in plied white linen thread and green, blue and red coloured silks in satin stitch. Three tassels along bottom in yellow, green and red silk.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
linen embroidered with coloured silks
Brief Description
Small square bag, linen entirely embroidered with coloured silks, three tassels
Physical Description
Small square linen bag embroidered overall with a geometric lattice design in plied white linen thread and green, blue and red coloured silks in satin stitch. Three tassels along bottom in yellow, green and red silk.
Gallery Label
  • Original label BAG. Silk and linen thread embroidery of quadrangular pattern. German. 15th centy. Square, W. 3½ in. Bought (Bock Colln.). 8699-'63(1863)
  • A.S. Cole's revision, 1888 BAG of coarse linen, embroidered with green, blue, red and white silks, in long stitch, in diaper pattern of squares and crossed line forms. German. 14th centy. 3½ in. sq. Bought (Bock Colln). 8699-1863 This is similar to patterns on specimens Nos. 8305-1863 and 262-1861. It may have been used as a reliquary or for carrying rosary beads.(1888)
Credit line
From the Bock Collection
Object history
From the Bock Collection
Collection
Accession Number
8699-1863

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record createdFebruary 7, 2008
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