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Woman's handbag

Small purple sharkskin (?) handbag trimmed with gold, one short rigid handle. Interior lined in purple leather, stamped "Sarah Vicci" and "Made in South Africa." Purple leather removable shoulder strap and small change purse.


January 2009, purchased by donor from New York Vintage, Inc., New York; anonymous gift to the MFA (Accession date: May 27, 2009)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

South African, mid 20th century

Object Place

South Africa


Height x width: 7 x 7 in. (17.8 x 17.8 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Sharkskin (?); metal; leather


Textiles and Fashion Arts