February 22, 2014
Artefact identified as a handbag from 14th century Mosul, Iraq.  Made of brass, inlaid with gold and silver.  A court scene showing Il-Khanid influence is seen along the top:


A man and a woman (slightly damaged) in Mongol clothing and feathered hats appear seated on a dais, surrounded by attendants and courtiers, including a falconer on the far left, a lute player on the far right and parasol carrier (also on the right).

A page to the right of centre in the above scene is said to be carrying the handbag over their right shoulder, a mirror in their right hand, and a napkin in their left:


(Images and descriptions via the BBC: The world’s oldest handbag?)

Artefact identified as a handbag from 14th century Mosul, Iraq.  Made of brass, inlaid with gold and silver.  A court scene showing Il-Khanid influence is seen along the top:

A man and a woman (slightly damaged) in Mongol clothing and feathered hats appear seated on a dais, surrounded by attendants and courtiers, including a falconer on the far left, a lute player on the far right and parasol carrier (also on the right).

A page to the right of centre in the above scene is said to be carrying the handbag over their right shoulder, a mirror in their right hand, and a napkin in their left:

(Images and descriptions via the BBC: The world’s oldest handbag?)

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