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1929

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2023

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Gaming Purse (Italy)

This is a Gaming purse. It is dated 16th century and we acquired it in 1929. Its medium is silk, leather, metallic thread and its technique is embroidered on supplementary warp pile (velvet). It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 7 x 16.5 cm (2 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Gaming Purse (Italy); silk, leather, metallic thread; H x diam.: 7 x 16.5 cm (2 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.); Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1929-20-3

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