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Animal Sounds

Small needlework picture of a boy with hand puppets in front of a folding screen. Over which appears text in black "Now speech is forbidden. Now there are only animal sounds. Now we comprehend all that is said."


January 19, 1992, sold by the Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA to Mrs. Farago, Little Compton, RI; 2012, year-end gift of the Daphne Farago Collection to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

American, 1989


Height x width: 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (11.4 x 9.5 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton embroidery on canvas ground


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Fiber arts