Portrait of Marie van Huelstre

1591
Frans Pourbus II

FRIDAY NIGHT = DATE NIGHT!

Nice to meet you, I'm Marie. The previous date, the lady with the rose, asked me to be your date tonight because of the pomander on my most priceless jewel. A pomander? I can hear you thinking out loud...
 

WHAT’S THAT LITTLE GOLDEN BALL YOU’RE HOLDING, MARIE?

You probably mean my pomander. It’s an interesting piece of jewellery: useful as well as decorative. You can fill it with perfume or herbs to cover up unpleasant smells. The heavy clothes we wear mean that our skin can’t breathe and so we do get a little sweaty. 

You can find me in the Museum Snijders&Rockoxhuis but still behind closed doors.

 

Meet the previous dates again here: