Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2009

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David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts: July 2008–June 2009


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Woman's handbag

about 1970s
Designed for Hermès
Overall: 18.42 x 20.32 cm (7 1/4 x 8 in.)
leather and metal

Classification: Costumes

Culture: French

Place of Manufacture: France

Object Place: Paris, France

Accession number: 2008.1469

Description: Red leather envelope style shoulder bag. The strap is fastened onto the underside of the bag flap and is removable. The bag is closed on the front with a gold colored metal clasp. On the front, under the closed flap is stamped "Hermes Paris Made in France" in gold lettering. There are three interior pockets.

Provenance/Ownership History: Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Anonymous gift