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Purse for man's court belt (shou)

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Man's drawstring purse (shou) with peach shape

Provenance

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst to the MFA on November 2, 1911

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst

Chinese, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: purse 4 x 3 3/4 in. (10.2 x 9.5 cm) strings 14 in. (10.2cm.)

Accession Number

11.2782

Medium or Technique

Silk with needlepoint embroidery with silk and gold-wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes