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Rectangular piece of cream wool gauze embroidered with polychrome silk yarns in fine cross stitch and backed with paper. Top third devoted to seven styles of upper and lower case alphabets, plus numbers, in horizontal rows. Remaining field; central feature, a shield, with a crown crest, flanked...

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Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

German, 19th century

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

54 x 28 cm (21 1/4 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

43.980

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles