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Pictorial Sampler

1918.1421 (RS103750)

Description

Pictorial Sampler. Name, place and date on top, in Spanish, surrounded by a floral border. The majority of the sampler is given over to geometric and floral needlework patterns with animals (birds, horses, chickens, monkey, dogs), and people. Cream ground, polychromatic threads.

Details

Maker
Alvarez, Maria de la Luz Elegia (Embroiderer)
Date
1851
Inscriptions
""Hecho por Maria De La/Luz Eligia Alvarez/ Puebla Enero/18 de 1851"" ""Made by Maria de la Luz Eligia Alvarez, Puebla, January 18, 1851"" (Embroidered)
Location of origin
Puebla, Mexico
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
Education
embroidering
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 15 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1918.1421
Credit Line
Gift from Miss Mary C. Wheelwright
GUSN
28471

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