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A protecting and carrying cover for drawings and similar works on paper. It is usually made with two sheets of board, covered and hinged at one of the long sides. The other three sides are provided with tapes for tying the portfolio shut, and flaps are sometimes attached for protecting the edges of the contents. By extension, a ‘portfolio’ can also refer to a body of work contained therein which is presented, for example, by a student artist for examination or for the purpose of gaining entry to an artistic institution.

Subjects: Art.

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