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Miser's Purse (France), early 19th century

This is a Miser's purse. It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is silk, metal and its technique is knotted netting. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Albert Blum. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 3.8 x 29.2 cm (1 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Miser's Purse (France), early 19th century; silk, metal; H x W: 3.8 x 29.2 cm (1 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.); Gift of Mrs. Albert Blum; 1953-106-91-a

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.

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