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Small square sampler embroidered with concentric floral bands, tabernacle in the center surrounded by alphabet and the numbers 1-10; silk tassels at each corner. Stitches: Counted satin, cross, double running, eyelet, Florentine, hem, squared ground and woven hem variation.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kidder to MFA, 1937

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kidder

Spanish, early 19th century

Object Place

Spain

Dimensions

23.2 x 23 cm (9 1/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.505

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles