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

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Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1870–80

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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.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts