Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Card case

British, London
Width: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Natural Substances
Credit Line:
Gift of Herbert K. Reis, in memory of Rose-Frances K. Reis (Mrs. Ralph A. Reis), 1983
Accession Number:
Not on view
Herbert K. Reis (until 1983; to MMA)
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