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Mourning embroidery

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Mourning embroidery with woman standing under willow tree to left of tomb, large tree to right, cypress or popular trees in background, flowers in foreground. On face of tomb: "SACRED to the Memory of Nathaniel Austin OB 11 May 1807 AE 43 YRs." Silk floss and chenille yarns embroidered on silk...

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Credit Line

Bequest of Marion Austin Greene

About 1807

Object Place

Boston, Massachusets, USA


62 x 58.3 cm (24 7/16 x 22 15/16 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk; ink and pigment


Textiles and Fashion Arts