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Belt (2 of 2 parts)

American
about 1936
After Ruth Reeves (American, 1892–1966)


Dimensions

Center back: 104.8 cm (41 1/4 in.) Center front: 94.6 cm (37 1/4 in.) Costume: 36 1/2 × 29 × 37 in. (Bust/Waist/Hips) (92.7 × 73.7 × 94 cm)

Accession Number

2018.200.2

Medium or Technique

printed linen

Not On View

Classifications

Costumes

Matching belt for woman’s linen dress printed with “Totonicapan” Guatemalan print designed by Ruth Reeves, in the 1930s.

Provenance

By 2007, sold by Upstairs Downtown, New York, to Cora Ginsburg LLC, New York; 2018, sold by Cora Ginsburg LLC to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2018)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council and Elizabeth Ann Coleman