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Purse Cover (Mexico), 19th century

This is a Purse cover. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is leather, metal, silk and its technique is satin and couching stitches. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 11.5 x 9.5 cm (4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Purse Cover (Mexico), 19th century; leather, metal, silk; H x W: 11.5 x 9.5 cm (4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-188

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