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Unknown1835/1844

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Canvas bag entirely covered in glass beads. Oval shaped, the beadwork divided into three horizontal sections; the top and bottom sections beaded with a red background and floral motifs in green, blue, red, yellow, and gold. The larger middle area contains a scene depicting two large trees surrounding a blue architectural monument containing a flaming altar against a white background. The bag has an ornate gilt metal clasp and a handle of multicoloured, braided silk.

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  • Title: Bag
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1835/1844
  • Location: Great Britain
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 20.3 cm, Width: 16.7 cm
  • Provenance: Given by Mrs E. A. Ellery
  • Medium: Canvas with glass beads, gilt metal and braided silk with silk taffeta lining

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