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Beaded sampler

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Various independent motifs including several birds, butterflies, floral designs, cornucopiae, a house and a temple. All within a floral vine border. Ground worked with translucent and opaque beads affixed with tan silk yarns. Ground and beads worn; some holes; two corners frayed.


Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Probably Italian, first half of 19th century

Object Place

Italy (probably)


38 x 51.2 cm (14 15/16 x 20 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk thread and glass beads


Textiles and Fashion Arts