Thumbnail-size images of copyrighted artworks are displayed under fair use, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published by the College Art Association in February 2015.

Woman's handbag

Designed for Gucci (Italian (founded in 1921 in Florence))

Object Place: Florence, Italy


Overall (Including Handle): 31.75 x 28.89 cm (12 1/2 x 11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

leather, bamboo and metal

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black leather woman’s handbag with brown bamboo handle and toggle clasp and gold colored metal fittings. The hanbag closes by inserting the toggle through a hole in the front flap and turning it. There is a gold colored stamp “Made in Italy by Gucci” on the inside of the flap. There is one zippered pocket and one open pocket on the back side of the bag and one snap closed pocket on the front. The open pocket holds a single-pocket black leather bifold wallet with a snap closed pocket on the exterior. The zipper has a gold colored charm with a man and says “Gucci”.


Before 2008, purchased by donor, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift to the MFA (December 17, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift