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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.

Provenance

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)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

43.1004

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk thread and glass beads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles