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Purse (France)

This is a Purse. It is dated late 17th–early 18th century and we acquired it in 1962. Its medium is silk, metal and its technique is woven. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf (American, 1887–1961). It is credited Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf.

Its dimensions are

H x W (a): 26.5 x 17 cm (10 7/16 x 6 11/16 in.) H x W (b): 24 x 16 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Purse (France); silk, metal; H x W (a): 26.5 x 17 cm (10 7/16 x 6 11/16 in.) H x W (b): 24 x 16 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/16 in.); Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf; 1962-56-25-a,b

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