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Woman's handbag with matching coinpurse

mid-20th century


Height x width (purse): 33 x 11.4 x 24.1 cm (13 x 4 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.) Height x width (coinpurse): 7.6 x 14 cm (3 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leather (ostrich?), bamboo, and metal

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Brown leather (ostrich?) handbag with metal “horseshoe” hardware on clasp and bamboo along the bottom of the handle. Stamped inside: “Made in Italy by Gucci” Matching brown leather coin purse with a metal snap closure.


Before 2008, with donor; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift