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Purse for man's court belt (shou)

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Man's drawstring purse (shou) with double-gourd shape and design of Chinese characters for blessings and longevity (fu, shou, lu) embroidered in metallic gold and silver thread on a black silk satin ground; gold twisted silk cord with tassels and decorative braided knots and bands in blue and...

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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, 1890 to 1899

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width (including handle/strings): 17 1/2 x 5 in. (44.5 x 12.7 cm)

Accession Number

11.2787

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground embroidered with gold and silver wrapped threads, silk cord

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes