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Pictorial Sampler

1918.1420 (RS103748)

Description

Cross-stitched pictoral sampler; ivory linen ground; depicts animal and figural motifs and floral designs; large scale parrot, horse, lamb, small scale dancing people, all surrounded by a floral border. (Motifs: Joshua and Kaleb holding grapes-symbolizes Chirst's blood and eternal life.)

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1786
Inscriptions
initials ""MW/GW/BW;IEG/HW/RW/FW/SW/IMW"" Date ""1786"" (initials, probably of family members)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Dimensions
18 3/4 x 19 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1918.1420
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright
GUSN
28470

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