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Pouch

Museum number:
9-21270
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090021270
Alternate number:
VI-15 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.4697
Object count:
1
Description:
Man’s leather pouch (to be worn on belt). Back trapeze-shaped buffalo (?) leather, edged with donkey skin. Unlined. Rounded corners. Front wider on top but gathered with a fold into the same shape as the back. Heavy white silk cord runs through two times three holes in front, two holes in back, where the loop can be fastened to the belt. A center panel of doubled brownish cotton-cloth creates two compartments. Front completely covered with split-stitch embroidery on terrra cotta colored silk. The words “A container for a whole mass of Treasures” appear in the lower half among flowers. Wider donkey skin triple-stitched; front holes leather-reinforced. Pouch 19 cm wide at bottom;16.5 at top; height 15 cm.
Donor:
Ilse Martin Fang
Collection place:
Peking, Beijing province, China
Verbatim coll. place:
China. Purchased in Peking from Erich Wolters, antique dealer, in 1944. Dates: first half of 20th century.
Culture or time period:
Chinese
Collector:
Ilse Martin Fang
Collection date:
1944
Materials:
Embroidery, Leather, Silk, and Skin
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Production date:
First half of 20th century
Accession date:
December 15, 1998
Context of use:
“A container for a whole mass of treasures”
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 19 centimeters, Height— height 15 centimeters, and width 16.5 centimeters
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