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White wool, plain weave sampler with blue threads in selvege; embroidered with three horizontal bands, top and bottom band with the story of the woman of Samaria, central band with scene of Christ speaking with the woman of Samaria; floral border with ogival lattice. Stitches: cross, tent.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15, 1943; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, 1738

Object Place

Britain

Dimensions

47.2 x 32.5 cm (18 9/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.283

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles