Frog Purse

Anonymous, English

 
Frog Purse
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 24cm

Description

This charming frog purse may have held perfume sachets or herbs rather than coins. It is constructed using needlepoint stitching over silk fabrics attached to a firm foundation, possibly leather. The underneath section has a mottled appearance created by laying down little patches of green silk floss between the silk and needlepoint mesh.

image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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