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Purse for man's court belt (shou)

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Man's drawstring purse (shou) with pleated opening, silk cords with two red glass beads and matching cap covered with design of Buddhist symbols and lishui border in silk tapestry on a dark blue ground; pair with 11.2784 This purse is one of a pair that would have been suspended from a sash-like...

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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, 1870–80

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall (including handle/strings): 36.8 x 14 x 1.5 cm (14 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 9/16 in.) Other (Small band): 4 x 2 x 1 cm (1 9/16 x 13/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2783

Medium or Technique

Silk split tapestry (kesi) in silk and gold-wrapped threads, silk cord, glass beads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes