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1959

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Gaming Purse (France)

This is a Gaming purse. It is dated 17th century and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is silk, metal and its technique is embroidered on satin and supplementary warp pile (velvet). It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Gift of Irwin Untermyer.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 7.6 x 13.3 cm (3 x 5 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Gaming Purse (France); silk, metal; H x diam.: 7.6 x 13.3 cm (3 x 5 1/4 in.); Gift of Irwin Untermyer; 1959-170-4

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