Detail: accessories of Marie De Huelstre

Frans Pourbus II

This week we admire the accessories of Marie De Huelstre, a portrait by Frans Pourbus II. Do you know what this lady is carrying in her hand?

• A reliquary as a memory of a deceased family member
• A fragrance jewel or pomander
• A miniature globe in gold

What do you think? 
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For those of you who can't get enough and already want to experience the story of the history of portraiture, there is an exhibition catalogue available which can be sent to your home (for a fee).

 

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