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Sampler: Hémisphère occidental, ou nouveau monde découvert en 1492 (Western hemisphere or the New World discovered in 1492), non-professional

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Embroidered map sampler of western hemisphere, dated 1807, now unframed. Ivory silk plain weave embroidered in polychrome silk in satin, knot, running, chain, split, and couching stitches. Inscribed: "hémisphère occidental, ou nouveau monde découvert en 1492, Brodé en 1807"

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift to the MFA, 1944

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, 1807

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Other (Height x width): 80.3 x 66.7 cm (31 5/8 x 26 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

44.465

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles