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Purse (USA), mid-19th century

This is a Purse. It is dated mid-19th century and we acquired it in 1944. Its medium is glass beads, silk, metal frame and its technique is beaded knitting. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Harley Lord Stowell. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Harley Lord Stowell.

Its dimensions are

Diameter: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Purse (USA), mid-19th century; glass beads, silk, metal frame; Diameter: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Harley Lord Stowell; 1944-57-16

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