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1901

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1925

  • Work on this object ended.

1949

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Purse (France), early 20th century

This is a Purse. It is dated early 20th century and we acquired it in 1949. Its medium is glass and jet beads and its technique is frame beadwork. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

H x W (with strap): 21 x 14.6 cm (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Purse (France), early 20th century; glass and jet beads; H x W (with strap): 21 x 14.6 cm (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1949-151-11

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