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Design includes horizontal rows of alphabet letters and numerals, geometric motifs and floral and animal forms; at bottom the verse: "When Land is Gone and Money Spent, Then Learning is Most Excellent, Behold Alass our Days We Spend, How Vein they be how Good they end. Mary Fleet, 1743." Broad...

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Provenance

Anonymous gift to MFA, 1941

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

American, 1743

Object Place

Boston, New England, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 17 11/16 x 17 9/16 in. (44.9 x 44.6 cm)

Accession Number

41.493

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk in reversible cross, stem, and Romanian stitches

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles