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Woman's handbag

Black snakeskin purse with a gold chain, brass closure, and black lining. Labeled: "Judith Leiber". Blue flannel drawstring cover bag for purse. Labeled: "Judith Leiber/ New York"


Gift from Marilyn M. Maxwell (donor's mother) December 25, 1987; 2005 Gift to MFA, September 21, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his mother Marilyn M. Maxwell

American, 1985–89

Object Place

United States


Overall (Handbag): 15.2 x 22.9 cm (6 x 9 in.) Overall (Cover bag): 31.8 x 21.6 cm (12 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Snakeskin, silk (taffeta), faux gold, and brass; cotton plain weave (flannel)


Textiles and Fashion Arts