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Purse, 1830–60

This is a Purse. It is dated 1830–60 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is silk, glass beads, ivory and its technique is bead-linked mesh. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Albert Blum. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 8 x 5.1 cm (3 1/8 in. x 2 in.)

Cite this object as

Purse, 1830–60; silk, glass beads, ivory; H x W: 8 x 5.1 cm (3 1/8 in. x 2 in.); Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum; 1953-106-14

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