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Embroidered mourning picture

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Embroidered picture with tomb and two urns beneath a willow tree and beside a river with a boy and girl; tomb inscribed, "Sacred to the memory of Luther F. Carter, AE 18 months, & Charles A. Carter, AE 14 months." Embroidered with silk floss and chenille; sky, background, and children...

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Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Berger; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Berger in memory of Susan Jeannette Westfall

American, about 1810

Object Place

Masachusetts, United States


Overall: 52.1 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm (20 1/2 x 22 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk, with hand-applied color and ink


Textiles and Fashion Arts