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Sampler

1997.54 (RS103955)

Description

Alphabet and number sampler on linen ground with silk thread. Worked in primarily blue and white threads with floral and geometric designs. Cross stitch, chain stitch, whip stitch, and eyelet stitch. One complete alphabet, one partial upper case alphabet, one partial lower case alphabet, and numbers 1-10.

Details

Maker
Otis, Mary, 1734- (Embroiderer)
Date
1739
Inscriptions
"Mary Otis her sampellar/ bone in the 5th year of her age in the 12th year of his majesty's rain Gorg the II 1739 Finis." (cross stitch, maker's name and notation)
Material
linen (material)
silk (fiber)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Cotton
Education
education
Floral
floral patterns
Geometric
geometric patterns
letters (signs)
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
numbers
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (fiber)
Dimensions
11 5/8 x 9 9/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1997.54
Credit Line
Gift from Elizabeth W. Bate
GUSN
13450
Reference Notes
article about the donation of the sampler made by the cousin of Harrison Gray Otis

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