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Miser's Purse

This is a Miser's purse. It is dated 1800–1820 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is silk, metallic beads and its technique is beaded netting. It is a part of the Textiles department.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 28.6 x 3.8 cm (11 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Miser's Purse; silk, metallic beads; H x W: 28.6 x 3.8 cm (11 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum; 1953-106-56

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance.

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