Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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zippered coin purse
  • Shoshone peoples
  • zippered coin purse, late 1800s–1960
  • Where object was made: United States
  • buckskin, metal, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 6.5 x 3 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1458

The beaded coin purse is folded and has a zipper closure. There is a red border with light blue squares near the zipper. The primary design is a medium blue serrated diamond, outlined with dark blue and red on a translucent red field. There are two dark blue diamonds with yellow centers, outlined in red on the fold.