Purse for man's court belt (shou)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
late 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width (including handle/strings): 12 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (31.8 x 29.8 cm)

Accession Number

11.2789

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and silver- and gold-wrapped threads, braided silk cord, glass beads

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s drawstring purse (shou) of black silk satin with design of flowers and leaves embroidered in silk and couched with silver- and gold-wrapped thread; yellow braided silk cord with four oval pink glass beads.

Provenance

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst to the MFA on November 2, 1911

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst