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Purse (England)

This is a Purse. It is dated early 17th century and we acquired it in 1989. Its medium is metallic yarns and its technique is knotting (macramé). It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled The Power of the Purse.

It is credited Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri, McNeil, and General Acquisitions Endowment Funds.

  • Tassel (Italy)
  • linen.
  • Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma....
  • 1962-51-14
  • Work Bag (USA)
  • stitched and embroidered sea lion intestine.
  • Collection of Lucien M. Turner, 1882, Department of Anthropology, National....
  • 15.2012.52

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Bag, Small Shaving
  • gilded washi paper, silk, polyurethane.
  • Courtesy of Luisa Cevese Riedizioni.
  • 88.2015.10

Its dimensions are

H x W (excluding drawstrings): 9 x 10.5 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Purse (England); metallic yarns; H x W (excluding drawstrings): 9 x 10.5 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.); Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri, McNeil, and General Acquisitions Endowment Funds; 1989-30-1

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