Purse

Syrian
19th century


Object Place: Syria

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 18.5cm (5 x 7 5/16in.)

Accession Number

59.448

Medium or Technique

Tapestry-woven

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Tapestry-woven. Shield shaped, with shallow flap. Pale gold (metallic) ground, with conventionalized blossoming stalks in blue, green , pink and red silk, arranged symmetrically, covering entire field on the back and upper two-thirds of field on front. Front is completed by a dark red area, with serrated edge, showing gold stalks. Gold looped fringe along edges. Gold tarnished and much worn. Lined with blue lutestring.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb