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Woman's handbag

South African
mid 20th century
Sarah Vicci

Object Place: South Africa


Height x width: 7 x 7 in. (17.8 x 17.8 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Sharkskin (?); metal; leather

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Small purple sharkskin (?) handbag trimmed with gold, one short rigid handle. Interior lined in purple leather, stamped “Sarah Vicci” and “Made in South Africa.” Purple leather removable shoulder strap and small change purse.


January 2009, purchased by donor from New York Vintage, Inc., New York; anonymous gift to the MFA (Accession date: May 27, 2009)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift