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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2003.406

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles