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Purse (USA), 18th century

This is a Purse . It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is wool on linen ground and its technique is brick stitch embroidery on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Harvey Smith. It is credited Gift of Harvey Smith.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 11 x 22 cm (4 5/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Purse (USA), 18th century; wool on linen ground; H x W: 11 x 22 cm (4 5/16 x 8 11/16 in.); Gift of Harvey Smith; 1967-53-1

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