Height x width x depth: 23 x 14 x 5.5 cm (9 1/16 in., 14 cm, 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Resin and plastic-coated wire
Not On View
The object was inspired by the works of Kandinsky. Anja (Anna) Tchimikian was Kandinsky’s first wife. This purse made from smooth, highly polished molded resin consisting of multi-colored swirling patterns, has a looped handle of eight strands of plastic covered wires in different colors. Designed in a clam shape, the bag is hinged by two gold-colored metal pieces on the bottom and closed with two wedge-shaped pieces of colored resin on the top. The heavy walls of the interior have an unpolished mat surface.
SOBRAL on closure
December 13, 2010, sold by Acessorios de Modas Ltda to an anonymous donor; 2011, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 23, 2011)
Anonymous gift in honor of Leah and David Roland
Reproduced with permission.