User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Woman's handbag

Start collecting

Brown alligator purse with tan leather lining and brass closure.

Provenance

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, 1950–55

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Overall: 21.6 x 22.9 cm (8 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2005.495

Medium or Technique

Alligator, leather, and brass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes