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Purse (England), early 17th century

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 Day series in a post titled The Power of the Purse.

This object was purchased from Martin Kamer Ltd. and fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and Ida McNeil Memorial Fund. It is credited Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri, McNeil, and General Acquisitions Endowment Funds.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

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), early 17th century; 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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