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Description

Multi-colored silk embroidery on linen background; various renderings of the alphabet at top; signed "Sarah Coffin Born April the 16 1774 (?)...Finished May 15, 1786 Ann Warters." Lower third is a rich depiction of Adam & Eve and the apple tree flanked by parrots and hearts. Partial transcription on back.

Details

Maker
Coffin, Sarah, b. 1779 (Maker)
Date
1786
Material
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Education
education
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Religion
religions (concept)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Silk
silk (textile)
People and organizations
Adam & Eve
Dimensions
24.875 x 19.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.815
GUSN
24801

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