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Five fragments of "King Ahasuerus" wallpaper from the Harrison Black House, Dedham, Massachusetts. American Pillar and Arch pattern depicting a view of King Ahasuerus through a festooned architectural archway. The King is on a throne under an elaborate canopy. Block-printed in white and black on tan ground. See also "King Ahasuerus" panel 2010.91.2.
paper (fiber product)
block printing (relief printing process)
"From first tavern in Dedham, MA"
"Mr. Steele" (handwritten)
"found in the first tavern / in Dedham / in the tap room" (handwritten)
This paper + the panel showing King Ahazeurus and Queen Esther (from Jo Steele) / are my most valuable + earliest / papers"
"Fragments of / King Ahazaurus / 1660-70" (handwritten)
Original To Harris Black House (Dedham, MA),
Title "King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper Panel Accession Number 2010.91.2
Title Wallpaper Tracing Accession Number 2001.281.371
Title "King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper Accession Number 1978.159AB
Title "King Ahasuerus" Wallpaper Accession Number 1978.159B
54 3/4 x 7 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
Dedham (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
egg and dart
Pillar & Arch