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Depiction of Adam and Eve including flower motifs and geometric patterns. Done by 'MD'


By 1926, Percival Griffiths, England [see note 1]. By 1943, Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, Chicago; February 15, 1943, lent by McCormick to the MFA; gift of McCormick to the MFA (Accession date: October 14, 1943) NOTES: [1] See "Domestic Needlework: Its Origins and Customs Throughout the Centuries" by G. Saville Seligman and Talbot Hughes, London, 1926, plate 3, where published as "Linen sampler in coloured silks; English, dated 1654."

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Band sampler

English, 1654

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Length x width: 45.8 x 19.4 x 0.3 cm (18 1/16 x 7 5/8 x 1/8 in.) (Maximum)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk in marking cross, buttonhole, couching, double-running, Montenegrin cross, and satin stitches


Textiles and Fashion Arts