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Embroidered picture: Hagar and the Angel

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Painted and embroidered with silk threads on cream silk tabby. Embroidered by Mary Ann Hunting.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Nellie H. Brough

American, early 19th century

Object Place

Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States


50.2 x 43.6 x 4.6 cm (19 3/4 x 17 3/16 x 1 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk with silk embroidery and pigment, reverse painting on glas, and gilded wood frame


Textiles and Fashion Arts