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Bible cover

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Bible cover made from pieces of crewelwork embroidery; spine at center made from two pieces of pink, green, and brown diamond motifs in Irish stitch (or Florentine, bargello, Hungarian, or flame stitch) and two pieces cross-stitched in blue with white inscription "HOLY BIBLE" and "Aaron/Chew/his...

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On spine, two pieces cross-stiched in blue with white inscription "HOLY BIBLE" and "Aaron/Chew/his book/may 4, 1797"

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund and Anonymous gift

Crewelwork embroidery

American (Pennsylvania), before 1779

Object Place

Pennsylvania, United States


Overall: 31.1 x 52.7 cm (12 1/4 x 20 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery, wool plain weave with silk embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts