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Worked in cross stitch; sampler never finished, part of angular floral border, a few motifs worked including parrot in cage, bird on branch, figure of harlequin, bird in floral wreath, flower filled urn, and Greek fret; a number of stains, yellowed.


Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore and Miss Mary Magoun Brown to MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore, and Miss Mary Magoun Brown, in memory of their mother, Mrs. John Crosby Brown

early 19th century

Object Place

Continental Europe, possibly Italy


30.5 x 74.3 cm (12 x 29 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts