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Woman's handbag

American (?)
late 20th century


Height x width: 12 1/2 x 14 in. (31.8 x 35.6 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin; metal; leather

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Hexagonal handbag with blue and black silk stripes, black leather strap/handle at top with leather and metal center front flap and metal closure engraved “Paloma Picasso.” Back pocket with snap closure. Interior is lined in black leather with zipper pocket and leather label embossed in gold “Paloma Picasso.”


Before 2009, purchased by Susan Kaplan of Brookline, MA; gift of Kaplan to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan B. Kaplan